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Varig Ending GIG-JFK Nonstop Service  
User currently offlineAirafriqueDKR From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Varig will discontinue their nonstop service on the GIG-JFK route. This route was just re-introduce about a month ago. The last GIG-JFK flight will be on Sept. 3, and the last JFK-GIG flight will be on Sept. 4. After that Varig will offer GIG-GRU-JFK service will a change of plane in GRU.

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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34351 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Wow that didn't last. And AA is ending JFK-GIG service too, on the same date (3Sep02)! They were going to introduce same-plane JFK-GRU-GIG, but now they are doing same plane DFW-GRU-GIG instead. This leaves GIG with just a daily to Atlanta and 26x a week to Miami (though TAM is planning an MIA-GIG flight for 2003). I was wondering if you possibly see any changes coming up for secondary Miami-Brazil routes, like the return of Fortazela and Recife? Varig is planning to re-start both those routes sometime this winter season.

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6360 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

Rio looses another transcon route from Varig.

Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineAirafriqueDKR From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Although GIG-JFK service is ending, Varig will begin GIG-MAD nonstop service on Sept. 8 (2 times a week), using a 767.

Also RG's GIG-GRU-MAO-CCS and GIG-GRU-MAO-BOG will change back to GIG-GRU-CCS and GIG-GRU-BOG on Sept. 2. The aircraft will be upgraded from a 737-800 to 767.

User currently offlineAirafriqueDKR From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

It looks like GIG-JFK won't be cancelled after all, just suspended. GIG-JFK on Varig will be re-launched on Dec. 1, 4 times a week.

User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

Here's a little more info:

From Travel Weekly:
Varig changes CEO, to suspend N.Y.-Sao Paulo (8/20/2002)

NEW YORK -- Brazilian airline Varig changed its leadership Aug. 19 amid continuing financial troubles caused in part by the country's troubled currency, and service on its New York-Sao Paulo route will be suspended at the end of this month, a spokesman said.
That service is scheduled to resume Dec. 1 for peak season, and the rest of the airline's current service to Los Angeles, Miami and New York is scheduled to continue uninterrupted, he said. Varig pays 5% uncapped.

Arnim Lore, who had been financial director for Varig regional subsidiary Rio Sul, was named the company's chief executive Aug. 19, replacing Ozires Silva. The airline is trying to reduce about $900 million in long-term debt and bring in new capital, the spokesman said.


User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1747 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

I think the article meant GIG will be suspended until 12/02, but GRU will continue as normal.

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User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

I´ve been following events at Varig and did not know about the route changes, can U tell me your source of information?

User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1583 times:

There's an advertisement on Business Traveller (August 2002) of VARIG's GIG-JFK.

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