interesting! it seems that Rafik has many interests in Brasil!
What i know is that RG
was about to fly to BEY in the mid nintees but then it was dropped due to high risk of failing. Their GSA was keen to get the flights.
I hope MEA will not fly to SAO! it will be too hard to break even on this -though high demanded- but very expensive and low yield market.
If i was MEA i would rather concentrate to get a decent SPA in place with some EU majors via some MEA EU-Gateways. As far as i know the current ones are quite expensive.
Iam afraid it is the arabic dream of flying long haul! see GF
....and others. Here often the fancy sexy part weighs more than the economical one