C010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3852 posts, RR: 18 Posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2999 times:
Pluna applied yesterday for a daily Punta del Este-Guarulhos flight before the Brazilian the ANAC. The flight is already loaded on the GDS and is for sale, being even bookable through flypluna.com if you circumvent the homepage through the multi-city option.
There has been no announcement yet, so it's not clear if it will be a seasonal flight only, but according to Amadeus, the service ends on April 10th.
I presume that the slots have been pre-approved by the slot facilitator committee, so I expect no difficulty for the full approval by the ANAC.
CamiloA380 From Sweden, joined Feb 2008, 486 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2506 times:
Quoting C010T3 (Reply 2): Well, I think that PDP deserves year-round service to GRU. In order to make that work, PU should fly GRU-PDP-AEP
PU already does that but through MVD , I think in the long run, a GRU-PDP-AEP would start to compete with PU's own GRU-MVD-AEP as the traffic in PDP is just too small at these times to collect people either to GRU or AEP during low season. Though I could see BQB starting GRU-PDP-STY/RVY/ROS but I doubt it could run during low season. PDP is nearly not served during winter, they get the PU's and BQB's flight from AEP, a flight to GRU would mean not many frequencies at all, killing the possibilities for Business passengers, so the only thing left would be tourists, which is limited of course during the cold winter. People who want to get from Sao Paulo to Punta Del Este simply does GRU-MVD then bus (which is cheap) to Punta Del Este and is not a long ride at all.
SJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4955 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2304 times:
Quoting CamiloA380 (Reply 3): People who want to get from Sao Paulo to Punta Del Este simply does GRU-MVD then bus (which is cheap) to Punta Del Este and is not a long ride at all.
Passengers who travel to Punta del Este by means of bus transportation can also start the ride at MVD.
They don't need to go towards "Montevideo Tres Cruces" bus terminal and backtracking to Punta del Este.
COT buses stop at MVD in both directions.