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What Has Happened To Varig's 777s?

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:58 am

A few days ago it was stated that one of Varig's 777s was impounded by it's lessors. Has this dispute over none payment of their lease been resolved? Also, what has happened to the other 777. Is it flying "safely" in country?
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gigneil
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RE: What Has Happened To Varig's 777s?

Fri Feb 14, 2003 10:00 am

Its been re-leased to Varig with different terms. They were able to come up with some sort of arrangement to pay for it.

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RE: What Has Happened To Varig's 777s?

Fri Feb 14, 2003 10:01 am

I heard that Varig paid ILFC what was owed and both 777s are flying normally now.
 
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RE: What Has Happened To Varig's 777s?

Fri Feb 14, 2003 10:48 am

it is worth mention that those will be the only 777s in Varig colors for a while now... the other 4 outstanding were cancelled  Sad
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RE: What Has Happened To Varig's 777s?

Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:04 am

That is extremely dissapointing. It always seems that the airline is on the verge of "making" it and then hits the skids again. They operated 747-400s for a few years then returned them and continued to operate 747-300s.

What routes are the airlines 777s used on? With only 2 of them, it must be pretty hard day in day out?
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RE: What Has Happened To Varig's 777s?

Fri Feb 14, 2003 12:14 pm

They're used domestically, as well as GRU-CDG-AMS-CDG-GRU
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RE: What Has Happened To Varig's 777s?

Fri Feb 14, 2003 12:59 pm

They must have an extremely high utilization rate. Does anyone have figures for that?
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RE: What Has Happened To Varig's 777s?

Sat Feb 15, 2003 8:34 am

Don't they also operate them into LHR? Also, are we sure that all future order have been cancelled?
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RE: What Has Happened To Varig's 777s?

Sat Feb 15, 2003 10:08 am

Also, are we sure that all future order have been cancelled?

Yes, the remaining 4 were cancelled.
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