smi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8635 times:
Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 1): Thirdly, did you notice Sydney disappeared magically from the list of upcoming destinations
I think the CEO stated awhile ago maybe December or January after MEL started up that SYD had been put on hold for a while, they were even quoted as saying they were investigating PER over SYD. With the lack of compition out of PER I think we might just see this happen!
Directorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1938 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8324 times:
Happy B-day Ojas!
I have to say, would be very interesting to see EZE work...and whether that market will develop enough to become a nonstop.
Interesting to see how EK will respond, and whether it will be a repeat of IAH. Perhaps EK will introduce DXB-GIG-EZE soon...
hardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 45
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7804 times:
According to information released in Brazil, QR will start DOH-GRU-EZE in June 2010, and the formal announcement was made by QR VP Marketing, Taco Nieuwenhuijsen, to Brazil's Miniter of Tourism and Brazil's President of EMBRATUR.
A Portuguese national, Antonio Bandeira, former RG staff, has been nominated QR Director for Latin America and will be based in Sao Paulo.
Thanks for the info.
They submit this schedule to ANAC as probably they find out the departure out of EZE and the early morning stop would be too disruptive for passengers. Now continues to be not a comfortable one, but better.
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
Good to see airlines using nonpeak times in GRU. What I can say is that we need more flights to fill the gap between Asia (especially South Asia) and Brazil. There are many markets which QR operates and are currently not available to Brazil (limited to EK) and which there is growing demand to Brazil.
The flight will start on 24 June which is earlier than expected. I thought it would only start late July.
What a lovely schedule ... not! Still, no doubt it is good for onward connections, which is presumably the main intention.
Once EZE gets up and running, maybe QR can de-link them; the EZE-DOH sector is just within the still air range of the 787 at the moment, but hopefully in due course, a higher gross weight version can make the route more comfortably.