It is decided: AF
and TAM mutual milleage accrual and codeshare operation on the routes between Brazil and France have finished. I don't think it is because of the AF
/KLM relationship, since TAM also has a codeshare agreement with KLM on the route GRU
. To be honest, I don't know what is the reason behind this decision. Maybe TAM is about to join a global alliance - it has strong cooperation with AA
, so it would make sense to join Oneworld? Just speculation...btw, it is more than time for TAM to join a global alliance, since RG
is part of Star Alliance...
Indeed, COPA has daily flights from Panama City to Sao Paulo. From January it will add another 5 flights, making 12 flights a week, and from June/05 the service will increase to 14 flights a week (day and night services). Reports show that COPA flights to GRU
have a 80% load factor, and excellent results on the business class - off course, COPA provides the best connections from GRU
to Central America, as otherwise you would have to fly to MIA
! COPA is also expanding its operations to EZE
Because of more intense competition from TAM in South American routes (ref. TAM due to start services to SCL
and possibly CCS
is considerably improving its services to LIM
started daily services with 757-200 on these routes, and 4 more 757-200 are to be received early in 2005.
But I doubt RG
can ever compete with TAM...
I am not surprised that TAM will suspend its codeshare operations with RG
! It will put even more pressure on RG
, and TAM should avoid any association of its excellent image and reputation with RG
Anyone knows why RG
reintroduced a MD
-11 on the flights AMS
; it has been using a brand new 777 on this route. Also read reports that the 777 on the route NYC-GRU
has also been replaced by a MD
I am very disappointed since I fly AMS
quite frequently...KLM uses a 777 on this route since May.