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AA First DFW-GIG Today (Dec 16)  
User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11459 posts, RR: 58
Posted (4 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6432 times:
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American today will begin service between Dallas and Rio de Janeiro.

The 3x weekly service become year round just a month ago, probably due to advance bookings and continue strong demand to/from Rio de Janeiro and places in Brazil, where now AA offers G3 code-share.

This service will provide superior option for customers from West Coast as well as connecting Texas to Rio de Janeiro, places with growing business ties.

Being a busy travel time to Brazil, AA will run tonight for the first time ever, 4 non-stop flights to Rio de Janeiro, all of them almost packed (One MIA-GIG and JFK-GIG are not available for sale)

AA251 DFW-GIG (only a few seats available)
AA901 MIA-GIG (full)
AA905 MIA-GIG (only Y available)
AA255 JFK-GIG (full)

Hope in the near future they can increase frequency to 5x weekly on this route (DFW-GIG).


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User currently offlineIrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2240 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6385 times:

Exactly two years ago from tomorrow (12/17) I was flying GIG-GRU-SCL on LAN in the morning. Imagine if this had happened on the same date in 2008, I would have seen the inaugural flight arriving at GIG.

Boa sorte, AA!



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User currently offlineBartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 791 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6373 times:

This is great to see. The city of Rio and the entire country of Brazil are both on everyone's list of fastest-growing places, and hopefully this flight will contribute to the growing business market. Rio seems to be at the forefront of all of this growth, with a strong energy sector and then the World Cup, Olympics, etc.

I applaud Brazil for the direction it is taking with clean energy production (I read where they produce 80% of the country's energy from geothermal sources) and cleaning up its cities, too. Someday I really want to stand on top of the hill with the big statue of Jesus and take in the scenery of Rio.

Kudos to AA for starting this route and I hope it grows alongside (and does not take market share from) the Sao Paulo flights.


User currently offlineAF086 From France, joined Jan 2007, 1066 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6169 times:

Quoting Bartond (Reply 2):
(I read where they produce 80% of the country's energy from geothermal source

Just a small correction: it's not from the geothermal sources but from hydroelectric dams which is still clean energy.

Rio is indeed growing quickly. For the first time in history the city overtook São Paulo in job openings which backs the growth.

That growth spur the need for more air connections. DFW is just the beginning - wishful thinking - (hopefully the route will see and increase in frequencies among other who need it such as LHR). GIG already got the confirmation of the resumption of AZ's service to FCO. But much more is needed like a connection to the Middle-east (non existant today), Asia (CX, SQ, KE, CA and so on would be a fine addition), North America (MEX), Africa (LOS and JNB) and even South America (BOG, CCS, UIO, VVI and ASU).

There is plenty of opportunities up for grabs.

[Edited 2010-12-16 13:02:37]


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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11459 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 days ago) and read 6066 times:
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Quoting Bartond (Reply 2):
This is great to see. The city of Rio and the entire country of Brazil are both on everyone's list of fastest-growing places, and hopefully this flight will contribute to the growing business market. Rio seems to be at the forefront of all of this growth, with a strong energy sector and then the World Cup, Olympics, etc.

Yes it is, and will be more ahead. Rio is now becoming a major R&D center for offshore drilling activities (already attracted Schlumberg, GE, Tenaris Confab, Halliburton, FMC and a few others which will be on Rio's Federal University Techno Area together with Petrobra's and Eletrobras R&D Center). The city will got 4 new major shopping malls, is on the center of the nuclear development, key place for the naval and shipyard industry, and is the HQ of the largest Latin American group, Petrobras, which is in the middle of a major historic investment of more than US$ 200 billion, mostly directed to Rio de Janeiro.
A recent ranking on Economy Dynamics just show that Rio de Janeiro improved from the 100th among 150 metro areas in 2007 to the 10th position in 2010, now ahead of Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, in Latin America just behind Lima and Santiago.
Air Traffic is growing as even slums are attracting private investments such as bank branches and new factories and small business, real estate is booming due to foreigners demand, as they keep coming. Since 2008 Rio is the number 1 destination for foreign temporary workers, even being the number 2 business market in Brazil. Many of these foreigners, come from Asia, but the United States remain the number 1 market, just 2x the size of 2007. And Rio is not only business as it's a desirable destination for leisure, and the safer it become (and the crime in general is 20 to 30% less than the previous year), the more the city could attract.

Quoting Bartond (Reply 2):

Kudos to AA for starting this route and I hope it grows alongside (and does not take market share from) the Sao Paulo flights

Some passengers use to travel thru Sao Paulo as it was the best option. Last year the same date, AA operated just 1x MIA-GIG and 1 JFK-GRU-GIG that allows connections for DFW. This DFW-GIG allows easy access not only to those going to Rio, but also an option for passengers trying to go to places such as POA and VIX.
Its hard to explain how a market goes from 1x daily to 4 flights a day in select dates, just covering its own market.
But lets say, ATL-GIG DL service is packed, JJ MIA-GIG is packed, CO have a few seats on IAH-GIG, even US CLT-GIG is sold-out. UA also have a few seats on the IAD-GIG service.



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User currently onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7799 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 days ago) and read 5989 times:

Dont forget to do a TR if you take the GIG-DFW flight, Felipe. I would love to see it!  


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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11459 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5953 times:
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Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 5):
Dont forget to do a TR if you take the GIG-DFW flight, Felipe. I would love to see it!

I will. Count with my TR!



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11459 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4913 times:
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From Brazilian Press

http://www.panrotas.com.br/noticia-t...a-voo-direto-rio-dallas_64112.html

American Airlines launches direct service Rio-Dallas


Rafael Sanchez, Airport Director, Frances Piña, Regional Sales Manager, Elio Hamaoka, Airport Operational Coordinator, and Jacqueline Silva
(c) Panrotas website

Portuguese:

“Já registramos 94% de aproveitamento em dezembro e para janeiro já vendemos 80%”, revela a gerente de Vendas regional Rio, Frances Pina.

A American Airlines passa a oferecer 17 frequencias semanais do Rio de Janeiro para três diferentes destinos: Miami, Nova York e Dallas. “Os voos oferecem possibilidade de conexão com a Costa Oeste dos Estados Unidos e a Ásia”, conta Frances destacando que no Brasil são 77 voos por semana.

Lançado em novembro, a opção diária Rio-Nova York registra boa procura. Este mês fechará com 96% de ocupação e em janeiro registra até o momento 82%

English

" We already registered 94% load factor in December e for January, already sold 80%", as per Rio Regional Sales Manager

American now offers 17 weekly frequencies from Rio de Janeiro to three different gateways: Miami, New York and Dallas. "The flights offer possible connections to West Coast of the United States and to Asia", tells Frances emphasazing that in Brazil there are 77 flights per week.

Launched in November, the daily option Rio-New York keep good demand. This month will close with 96% load factor and for January, already 82% at this moment.

First GIG-DFW was out sold out.
Second DFW-GIG departed 99% full (25/28C 195/195Y)



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User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4850 times:

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 4):
Rio is now becoming a major R&D center for offshore drilling activities (already attracted Schlumberg, GE, Tenaris Confab, Halliburton, FMC and a few others which will be on Rio's Federal University Techno Area together with Petrobra's and Eletrobras R&D Center). .

yeah, many of those companies couldn't even buy biz seats at full price on CO for Brasil Houston during the offshore tech conference.

I'm glad to see the Texas Brasil service increasing. There is room for multiple players and cities on these routes. Looking forward to flying FCO Brasil soon as well (hopefully next summer).

DFW-GIG should be a winner. Congrats AA.

I'd like to see some Brasilian metal back in Texas at some point. (not just the cargo kind either)



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User currently offlineincitatus From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 4065 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

Great news to Rio. Maybe the additional restrictions at SDU will be a good push for GIG as a connecting airport.


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User currently offlinediverdave From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4555 times:

Congrats to AA on the success of their new gig at GIG.  

David


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11459 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4481 times:
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Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 8):
yeah, many of those companies couldn't even buy biz seats at full price on CO for Brasil Houston during the offshore tech conference.

I fly U.S.A-Rio on a more regular basis since 2006 and never was so difficult to find biz seats as nowadays. Rio is becoming so much of one of the top oil centers in the world that will be the only market, besides Houston, to host the Offshore Tech Conference (Sep 2011 and every two years).

Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 8):
DFW-GIG should be a winner. Congrats AA.

I believe it will be. I heard rumors that the average fare is higher than AA expected.

Quoting incitatus (Reply 9):

Great news to Rio. Maybe the additional restrictions at SDU will be a good push for GIG as a connecting airport.

I expect around 70 new flights during 2011. GIG will be a new base for Azul, TAM will further increase flights as well as Gol.



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