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Varig To Cancun

Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:01 am

Varig will inagurate weekly non-stop service between Sao Paulo and Cancun on 1 November 2003. The service will replace the Saturday GRU-MEX non-stop and run GRU-CUN-MEX and back.
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RE: Varig To Cancun

Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:20 am


I always wondered why Varig flew to CUN? It's just weird to me. Viasa - Venezuela also flew to CUN...

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RE: Varig To Cancun

Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:24 am

I always wondered why Varig flew to CUN? It's just weird to me. Viasa - Venezuela also flew to CUN...

Why is it weird? CUN is a big vacation draw for South Americans. LAPA used to fly to CUN also. So did Hamburg Intl Chile (now defunct) from Santiago de Chile.
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RE: Varig To Cancun

Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:34 am

CUN very big draw for South America, and good for CUN as well as most visits are in the range of 2 weeks and also they arrive in the North American Summer as it is there Winter.
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RE: Varig To Cancun

Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:49 am

Yvz717

Yeah, you're right. I forgot about the climate changes. I fully understand the reasoning behind the Argentinians and Chileans desire to visit Cancun's carribbean climate, white sand beaches, and pristine turquoise waters. They don't have that in their countries, but Brazilians, Venezuelans, and Puerto Ricans do, and they still find reasons to go. Don't know - just my point of view.

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RE: Varig To Cancun

Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:35 am

If Varig is in such precarious financial situation why are they adding leisure routes (that apparently hasn't worked in the past)- why dont they just fly to MEX and book their pax on Mexicana's flights to CUN .
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to answer your question of why Puerto Ricans go to Cancun- very simple alot of us like to escape to other countries and enjoy beautiful beaches and go to hotels that have reasonable prices and get treated nicely. Sadly in Puerto Rico Hotels are extremely overpriced - beaches leave alot to be desired and if you are not caucasian you get treated very poorly. Thats why there is such a high number of Puerto Ricans that travel to the Dominican Republic, St. Marteen, Aruba , The USVI and recently graduated high school students Cancun . I must say if we had a better tourism industry we Puerto Ricans might stay in our own country and enjoy the beauties this island has to offer - but with avergae hotel prices for an night at $200.00 who can blame us. If we get our act together we could really be in the ballpark with the other caribbean destinations . Sorry for the long explanation
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RE: Varig To Cancun

Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:14 am

It doesn't surprise me that Varig adds CUN. Don't forget that they intend to feed passengers from other countrys too.

How bad is Varig now, BTW? They had about 900 mil. debt, but that was some time ago. how is it now? It reminds me so much of my loved AR this case..... hope they make it. They are one fine airline.
 
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RE: Varig To Cancun

Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:14 am

Strange, afaik, they have this service all ready, RG got daily GRU-MEX flights and the only day of the week they stop at CUN it is on saturday, RG fly GRU-CUN-MEX and back!

Also, RG just returned 6 B762s, now they´re only flying with 6 B763s.

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