Thanks for the comments
and for the updates on RG
777s and MD
-11s. It's amazing how RG
changes its aircraft portfolio. Good news that more 777s will be added to RG
Indeed, apparently the mix of 777s and MD
-11 for intercontinental routes is proving economical, although RG MD
-11s are now a bit old. On the route Europe-Brazil RG
is the only airline to use this type of aircraft, right?
Thanks for the corrections about RG
757s. I got the information about RG
being the first to operate this type of aircraft from Varig's own website...should have double checked! Info also provided on http://www.b757.info/ Thanks for the remarks!
Thanks for the info": RG
is using 777s on its route MAD
. However, the 777 on the route MIA
is used 5 x week, while the MD
-11 on the remaining two days.
already operates the route POA
. TAM will start operating this route codeshared with RG
, the route will be operated by RG
with the 737. AR
also operates direct flights FLN
. Airlines are also considering to operate the route NVT
, probably during the summer only. NVT
is the newest international airport in Brazil - will be granted this status on 18 October!
About timetable of the four big in Brazil, I recommend the following website:
Click on "rotas" and select the route you wish. RG
publishes its timetable on its own website (www.varig.com.br).
[Edited 2004-10-10 09:52:33]