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AF Introduces B772 GRU Daylight  
User currently offlinehardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

As scheduled for Summer 2010 AF will upgrade CDG-GRU daylight from 2-class A332 to B772 featuring F class.

This means that for Summer 2010 GRU will have 12 weekly AF flights all with F class:

10 weekly B772 (with F) and 2 weekly B77W (with F).

TAM will continue its double daily CDG-GRU with the A332 with F class

Rgs,

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User currently offlineC010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3651 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

AF's scheduling in Brazil is so weird lately. It was announced earlier this year that both GIG and GRU were going double daily for the IATA Summer high season. That didn't happen, but these changes at GRU did, but at the same time KL is keeping GRU all 77E.
Now it gets weirder as GIG is going 13x weekly for the IATA Winter 2010/11 while GRU is staying 12x weekly. Really, I don't understand AF anymore. There is no pattern that I can relate to... I used to know the schedule without having to check the timetable.


User currently offlinehardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Quoting C010T3 (Reply 1):
It was announced earlier this year that both GIG and GRU were going double daily for the IATA Summer high season

Indeed, but AF backtracked and adjusted to demand.

All in all, AF schedule for Brazil based on July 2010 is as follows -

CDG-GRU 12w (10w B727 2w B77W)
CDG-GIG 12w (7w B747 5w A332)

Quoting C010T3 (Reply 1):
but at the same time KL is keeping GRU all 77E

KL will fly GRU B772 daily. Last Winter KL adjusted GRU to 6 weekly (4w B772+2w B77W), being the B77W used on Fridays and Sundays which are days with greater Y demand. Starting end of March KL will withdraw the B77W from GRU and upgrade frequencies back to daily all B772. KL B77W has the same profile of AF B747 being used for high-Y density routes (for the Summer KL start flying B77W to CPT which is a destination with high Y demand).

Quoting C010T3 (Reply 1):
Really, I don't understand AF anymore. There is no pattern that I can relate to... I used to know the schedule without having to check the timetable.

They are adjusting to demand profile. Apparently there is no demand for double daily daylight operations, and as you said the daylight pattern has become a bit erratic with 5 or 6 weekly depending on demand, but I dont see anything confusing here.

Now for GRU red eye AF deploys a mix of B772 and B77W, again according to demand since the B77W has bigger F and C cabin. All in all, we are seeing a major premium cabin upgrade for GRU.

In my personal opinion it is time for AF to examine F class for GIG, as there is demand since C demand is strong and steady.

Rgs,


User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3432 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1520 times:
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Kindly continue your discussion on this topic in the following thread.

GRU Summer 2010 International Flying


Rgds

SA7700



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