For people who read the news concerning to RG, probably many of all here thinks that Rio is a low yield. The only way to prove something is with real data, so let's see how are RG international flights for Today:

The info obtained from a reliable source (of course i cannot say who) is divided into: Pax per each class, Connections, Connections from GIG

Flight code: 8706

GRU-LIS

PAX................ C: 12 Y: 206

Connections:.... C: 04 Y: 139

(GIG).............. C: 03 Y: 027

Flight code: 8714

GRU-MAD

PAX................ C: 32 Y: 216

Connections..... C: 15 Y: 152

(GIG).............. C: 11 Y: 12

Flight code: 8756

GRU-LHR-CPH

PAX................ F: 3 C: 42 Y: 229

Connections..... F: 3 C: 24 Y: 169

(GIG).............. F: 1 C: 5 ..Y: 14

Flight code: PU802*

MVD-GIG-MAD (operated by Pluna)

PAX................ C: 20 Y: 202

MVD.............. C: 8 ..Y: 152

GIG............... C: 12 Y: 42

GRU.............. C: 00 .Y: 08

Flight code: 8818

GRU-MIA

PAX................ F: 2 C: 31 Y: 119

Connections..... F: 2 C: 27 Y: 91

(GIG).............. F: 1 C: 20 Y: 30

Flight code: 8864

GRU-JFK

PAX................ F: 3 C: 32 Y: 184

Connections..... F: 3 C: 23 Y: 151

(GIG).............. F: 3 C: 11 Y: 47

Flight code: 8720

GIG-GRU-CDG-AMS

PAX................ F: 4 C: 40 Y: 210

Connections..... F: 2 C: 19 Y: 153

(GIG).............. F: 2 C: 09 Y: 37

Flight code: 8743

GIG-GRU-MXP

PAX................ F: 6 C: 24 Y: 224

Connections..... F: 1 C: 20 Y: 211

(GIG).............. F: 1 C: 11 Y: 61

Flight code: 8744

GIG-FRA

PAX................ F: 3 C: 41 Y: 202

Connections..... F: 0 C: 10 Y: 100

(GRU).............. F: 0 C: 00 Y: 11

Flight code: 8740

GRU-FRA

PAX................ F: 5 C: 48 Y: 178

Connections..... F: 0 C: 20 Y: 118

(GIG).............. F: 0 C: 1 Y: 0

Flight code: SA206

GRU-JNB

PAX................ C: 14 Y: 125

Connections..... C: 05 Y: 97

(GIG).............. C: 02 Y: 23

Notes:

1- For all flights the PAX includes only paid tickets. Staff or others are not included.

2- * For PU802 flight, numbers are divided by origin (MVD, GIG, GRU and Other Connections)

3- GIG aggregate for connect on GRU: 8 First, 71 Biz, 271 Y. (Need at least 2 M11)

4- Numbers given as of 21:50. So connections and GIG are effective numbers. GRU numbers are subject to little change.

Comments:

LIS:

Most connections from BSB and south. 70% Y pax come from connections.

MAD:

Even with a non stop flight (Biz 100% full on PU802) GIG sends 11 pax to GRU (33%). Again about 75% Y pax come from connections. GIG presents more Biz pax than GRU (agregate PU+RG)

LHR-CPH:

Big surprise for me. More than 50% biz and 70% Y come from connections.

MIA:

The lower loads today are on MIA, and it`s justified: GRU at night keeps 4 flights to MIA (2 AA, 1 JJ and 1 RG) and RG equipment (MD11) is not so confortable as AA777 and JJA332 (both with IFE available for even Y pax).

From GRU you find only 4 biz and 28 Y (All other coming from Connections and

GIG, even the 2 First Class pax). And RG drop GIG-MIA with 100% loads...

JFK:

Another surprise. All First Class come from Rio. For Buz, Connections (12) are even bigger than Rio (11) and Sao Paulo (9). Again, Y are mainly connections. RG will face strong competition from JJ on a couple months.

CDG-AMS:

Rio and Sao Paulo shares First Class. Sao Paulo keeps ahead on Biz. But one more time, Y are mainly from connections. Again RG keeps the worst equipment on this route (M11 against AF 777 and JJ 332).

MXP:

On this flight we can see the power of Sao Paulo, 83% of First Class but only 4 Biz and 11 Y. The worst number in a flight (only 20 pax). Connections and GIG brings 20 Biz Class and 211 Y.

FRA:

Numbers are always strong, both flights GIG and GRU depends on connections to fill Y (49% GIG, 65% GRU). And as always announced, GIG biz (32) are higher than GRU (27). There is also a huge number of biz from connections (30). This is due to the fact that GRU keeps two LH flights and GIG only the RG. Generally both flights keeps high loads on both F and C.

Some other airlines info:

AA950 GIG-GRU: 99 pax (to DFW and JFK flights)

GOL 7454 GIG-GRU: 95 pax (to EZE)

This is to show, where RG traffic is generated, and that Sao Paulo is a strong city, but for RG, it`s just a Hub for flights, not for pax. Also for several people trying to say that only GRU and Sao Paulo are high yield, some interesting info.

I know it`s only one day, but its the most representative and valuable info already obtained for RG flights.

Regards,

Felipe