RJ_Delta
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Varig At Phx?

Tue Jan 22, 2002 9:21 am

Hi:

Recently I saw a photo of a Varig MD-11 take off from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, what is the reason because Phoenix isn't a regular destination of Varig.

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Aircraft: Mc Donnell Douglas MD-11 PP-VQK
Taken on January 7.

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Notar520AC
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RE: Varig At Phx?

Tue Jan 22, 2002 9:29 am

I have never heard of, nor seen any Varig terminal or gate in all of Sky Harbor International Airport. We do occasionally recieve cargo flights from diff. airlines and charters, but those are usually with unmarked a/c. I have no idea why Varig would be in AZ.
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RJ_Delta
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RE: Varig At Phx?

Tue Jan 22, 2002 9:37 am

Notar520AC:

This is not a Cargo flight but could be a charter flight.

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MAH4546
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RE: Varig At Phx?

Tue Jan 22, 2002 9:55 am

Diversion from LAX.
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RE: Varig At Phx?

Tue Jan 22, 2002 11:42 am

PP-VQK was receiving maintenance work at Dynair Tech at PHX in early January.
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RE: Varig At Phx?

Tue Jan 22, 2002 2:01 pm

I had seen a Varig plane several years ago at Sky Harbor Terminal 4, wondering exactly the same thing. Turns out that a Brazilian soccer team was in town for an exhibition game.