behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4745 posts, RR: 44 Posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 14263 times:
Etihad Airways has officially announced that they will be launching new nonstop flights to GRU-Sao Paulo effective June 2013. No schedue nor frequencies have been mentioned though but it is now official as per the link below:
by738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10798 times:
...and the recurring rumour of EDI also, but given the multiple previous rumours over the years, I am not sure I would read too much into that. With a relatively small market I suspect Emirates would fight their corner very well indeed.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11607 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9858 times:
Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 4): I wonder how much a ticket on that flight will cost
It may well be very reasonable. When QR launched their DOH-GRU-EZE route they sold tickets from £350rtn from Spain and apparently less from South America. Similarly I seem to recall EK having fares of around £400 for LHR-GRU via DXB when they first launched the flight.
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
smi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9805 times:
Congrats to GRU! Exciting news for EY too, some more expansion from them is always nice to see!
Quoting qf002 (Reply 8): I wonder where they will be getting the A346 capacity from? I doubt they have enough slack in the fleet for a daily flight of this length...
Indeed their schedule seems pushed of late, they are wetleasing a VA 77W to cover AUH-KUL for an extended period. Must be an expensive exercise?
What does their upcoming deliver schedule look like?
Quoting qf002 (Reply 8): EY really likes to announce their new routes a long way out, don't they... Seems a bit silly IMO. Good news though!
I always feel EY is trying to play catch up to QR and EK with their expansion, they seem to like to be included in the press a bit an announce these things way out. Whats their future route schedule looking like?
I must confess (as obvious from my questions above) to not follow EY with as much interest as I should, I love their branding it sits well with me. How is AUH coping with their expansion?
incitatus From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 3994 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9350 times:
Very good news for Brazil and for Sao Paulo. Not so good news for Qatar and Emirates as the competition will put further pressure on fares. It will be a while before Emirates can have the confidence to add a second flight. I expect GRU's new terminal to fill up as soon as it opens.