Dellatorre From Brazil, joined May 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2712 times:
Now RG has a total of 13 flights a week into LAX.
RG 8836 - GIG-GRU-LAX-NRT/ MD-11 4xweek
RG 8838 - GIG-GRU-LAX-NGO/ MD-11 3xweek
RG 8840 - GIG-GRU-LAX/ 767-300ER 6xweek
RG Totally dominates this market. Since UA couldn´t get the approval for this route RG decided to expand even more.
Also the new 777s are coming in the end of December for those routes. Japan and West USA is very profitable for RG. JAl is not even close to RG records.... They really had to push up to JFK since there they would have a chance.....
Latinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2710 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2654 times:
Great news! Love to see those Varig planes over L.A. skies. I have a question for you. why does Varig serve Nagoya? What is the nature of the flight? Is there a reason for Brazil-Nagoya service, or is it more of a LAX-Nagoya oriented route. I believe that Delta is the only other carrier that flies to Nagoya from L.A. JAL and ANA both fly to Tokyo and Osaka.
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6491 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day ago) and read 2617 times:
Varig Brasil flies a daily MD-11 to LAX that continues to NRT or NGO. They also fly a 763 that turns around in LAX. The 763 does not operate on Mondays. That makes 13 flights a week. Hopefully the RG 777s will fly via LAX to Japan at the end of the year!!! They are not in the schedule yet. The777Man
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7985 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 2603 times:
I think people forget that Sao Paolo has a very large ex-patriate Japanese community--something like over 600,000 people. That explains why both RG and JL fly between Japan and Sao Paolo frequently.
Now that SFO has the much-expanded International Terminal, don't be surprised in a few years that both JL and RG will start to route some of their Japan-Brazil flights through SFO; RG will use the G Concourse gates (since RG is a Star Alliance member) and JL will use the A Concourse gates. People sometimes forget there is a Brazilian ex-patriate community of nearly 80,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area, and they may appreciate the ability to fly to GIG/GRU non-stop.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2519 times:
I did not realize that the 763 had the range to fly LAX-Sao Paolo; are their capacity/load restriction on that flight?
Also, I had heard that UA did not get the traffic rights for LAX-Brazil service; does any US airline have such rights at the present time, or does Varig have a monopoly? I remember that Braniff flew their DC-8-62s from LAX to Lima and Santiago, and I think one or two flights weekly continued on to Brazil; being that first Eastern, then American "took over" such rights, could AA fly the route from LAX to Brazil?