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GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:28 pm

Taking a quick look at some past month's news, I found out a remark of an improvement project to adjust GIG airport to handle the A380. The project is targeted at two main purposes.
Firstly, Cargo terminal will be upgraded to manage exporting goods, different than currently operation, which runs importing products only. The other will prepare the airport to receive the A380, however there is no clue to what adjustments are to be held.

Rio de Janeiro's taking several measures and running projects to get the city ready for Pan-American Games, to take place in the city in 2007 and both airport plans are expected to be accomplished before this date.

GIG current runways size are:
Runway......Length
10-28*......4024m / 13203 ft
15-33........3164m / 10380 ft
(*Longest runway for commercial flights in Brazil)

Font: http://infoar.qsl.br/noticiames03-05.htm . It is the third news of 22 March. Portuguese only, sorry.


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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:29 pm

they might be able to do it, the question is, how´s sending it to GIG instead of GRU, wich is already a doubt.

check this. http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eral_aviation/read.main/2038210/6/

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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:21 am

probably a good option for AF. GIG might be a good A380 market for them.
 
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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:34 am

Good news!! It will be just amazing to see the huge aircraft here in our green and yellow land! Hope that the same happens to GRU soon (as its my hometown, hehe)!! And let's hope this aircraft really come to Brazil some day in a close future!
AF could be a potential airline to operate tha A380 to Rio, as they fly the 744 today! LH too, as they're flying 2x a day to GRU with 744/A346!!

Can't wait to see!!!

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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:38 am

GIG is a much better A380 market than GRU.

GRU is a business market, where having more frequencies is important. LH is better served with more frequencies at different times of the day.

GIG is far less time sensitive. Airlines are better off offering one huge flight per day rather than two medium flights.
 
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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:08 am

Quoting AF022 (Reply 4):
GIG is far less time sensitive. Airlines are better off offering one huge flight per day rather than two medium flights.

Maybe in some flights GIG is really a better market.... I don't know.......
But would you call a flight operated by 744 or A346 a medium flight?
So I imagine that maybe some time in the future LH could put the A380 in one of these flights.... Just being optimistic hehehe!
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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:36 am

Quoting AF022 (Reply 4):
GIG is a much better A380 market than GRU.



Quoting AF022 (Reply 4):
GIG is far less time sensitive. Airlines are better off offering one huge flight per day rather than two medium flights.

Completely agree. GIG would be a good market for AF to offer the A380, and certainly more suitable than GRU.

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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:49 am

Quoting TR763 (Reply 5):
But would you call a flight operated by 744 or A346 a medium flight?

once the A380 is in the air everything else is medium or small compared to the A380
 
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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:17 am

That's great news! GIG we'll probably see the A380 in it's round-the-world show-off tour or whatever it's called, well, at least I think Airbus would want to send the A380 in a "tour."

Quoting Brasuca (Thread starter):
GIG current runways size are:
Runway......Length
10-28*......4024m / 13203 ft
15-33........3164m / 10380 ft
(*Longest runway for commercial flights in Brazil)

What's the longest? Is it Embraer's at G. Peixoto facility? I've heard theirs is 5.000m long and 45m wide, or maybe the longest one is over in Alcantara or Barra do Inferno space center? Any ideas?

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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:56 am

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 8):
What's the longest? Is it Embraer's at G. Peixoto facility? I've heard theirs is 5.000m long and 45m wide, or maybe the longest one is over in Alcantara or Barra do Inferno space center? Any ideas?

Read it carefully. I meant COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS. Gavião Peixoto does have the longest runway in Brazil, but it is for particular use only, no commercial flight operates there.

Alcântara (SNCW)
Runway......Length
9-27........2600m / 8530 ft

Gavião Peixoto Embraer (SB4E)
Runway......Length
2-20........4967m / 16295 ft

Guarulhos Intl. (SBGR)
Runway......Length
9L-27R......3704m / 12151 ft
9R-27L......2993m / 9819 ft
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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:11 am

Quoting Brasuca (Reply 9):
Read it carefully. I meant COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS. Gavião Peixoto does have the longest runway in Brazil, but it is for particular use only, no commercial flight operates there.

I know, I meant to just asked which one is the longest, commercial or not (sorry for not being specific enough). Thanks for the info though.

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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:41 am

Quoting Erikwilliam (Reply 1):
they might be able to do it, the question is, how´s sending it to GIG instead of GRU, wich is already a doubt.

The wise decision in transferring flights from the tiny, crowded (and most beautiful) SDU airport increased GIG traffic considerably. This will boost international and domestic flights there.
GRU is gradually becoming a mainly business destination, as other airports in Brazil are being a new gateway for international traffic, i.e. pax numbers arriving in Brazil via MAO, FOR, SSA, REC, NAT, BEL, GIG are doubling every year.
I assume that within some years traffic will be widely spread out of GRU. I've seen lately lot of pax arriving/departing Brazil via northeastern cities and GIG, instead of GRU.
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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:50 am

Any plans on renovating Terminal 1?
 
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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:58 am

I'm not sure about which airline will the first to operate the A380 in GIG, however I'm quite sure that we'll see Emirates A380 in GIG in the next three years. There are clear evidences regarding this.


  • Emirates has already set forth interest in launching routes to Brazil;
  • Emirates has already received Brazilian approval for 14 weekly flights between both countries;
  • Emirates has recruited Brazilian staff for training in their network;
  • Rio de Janeiro pools Brazilian main oil industries;
  • The United Arab Emirates are Brazilian foremost gateway in the Middle East, regarding assistance to Brazililian participation in Middle East;
  • Emirates is setting Dubai as a main gateway between East and West;
  • Emirates will be the only airline linking S. America and Middle East;
  • Emirates has told Argentinian Foreign Minister they are very interested in launching a route to Buenos Aires, with their new A345;


Edition: Emirates has also been indicated as interested in buying VASP. However, no more has been rumored.

[Edited 2005-04-14 02:02:12]
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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:29 pm

Quoting Brasuca (Reply 13):
Emirates A380 in GIG in the next three years

Another good suggestion, but I still keep the position that AF A380 will be the first to land in Brazil, more precisely, in GIG.

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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:22 pm

Quoting Jrlander (Reply 12):
Any plans on renovating Terminal 1?

If U meant GRU, NO!!!
For GIG I don´t know

for GRU, they wil to built a brand new terminal probably next year, as GRU is getting to it´s capacity.
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RE: GIG Announces Will Handle A380

Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:20 pm

Quoting Jrlander (Reply 12):
Any plans on renovating Terminal 1?

In the case of GIG, the answer is NO.

As Erikwilliam stated, GRU will get a brand new terminal, and T1 and T2 will handle onlt domestic flights.

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