What happened to CGH
intercontinental flights until GRU
was inaugurated in 1984:
Flights "left" CGH
, usually on 737's, then from GIG
to the international destination on the widebodies. The timetable might show the 707 as this was the aircraft used on the international leg of the flight.
I flew CGH
in 1979-1980, and the short leg was on 737's. When we arrived at GIG
, we would usually be bused directly to the widebody (in my case it was the DC-10). On the return, the same thing, and we passed customs in CGH
I heard some rumors that once a DC-10 landed at CGH
, but I don't know much more about that. It was certainly not a scheduled passenger flight.