Where did you hear this from? This would be a surprize as VARIG has already announced a reduction in the MD-11 fleet (currently their largest aircraft) due to the current downturn. Re-intrducing 747's would seem to contradict this and the current market downturn. They also have 777's on order.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.