AirafriqueDKR From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1400 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.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32612 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1375 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.
Republic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1132 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.