I also agree that the the 767s which AC
uses to cover GRU
(A319 are used for CCS
) are more than enough to cover demand on these routes. GRU
is the only destination served daily in the region, so the A340 would seem overstretching too much.
offers competitive fares to South America via YYZ
, as do many US carriers via the US - but as you said, you would need to add extra journey time which makes the trip unpleasant, unless you plan a stop-over.
is an excellent connection point for destinations in Asia though.
So what would be the next AC
destination in South America? I think that AC
will go for consolidation in the destinations they serve (as most are not served daily) before any new destination in the region.
Let us not forget that until very recently (2002/03) AC
served both EZE
codeshare with RG
(and for some time with a stop-over in GRU
). So the recent AC
expansion in the region has been very aggressive in my point of view.