Embraer yesterday presented EMB-190 to Varig board of directors and also to some RG employees at SDU Airport in Rio.
The most interesting is the comment that AC has released 4 Embraer 190 slots in favor of Varig that should receive these planes this year to run the shuttle service Rio-São Paulo, with business class seats back! Also, all seats will keep PTV !
It could be a very smart return to the higher yield domestic market in Brazil, the shuttle service Rio-Sao Paulo.
Thanks for two of my friends:
"Raining night at Rio, temperature around 16C (48F). A little crowd formed around the AIS room at SDU Airport, and after all passengers have been called, they were taken to PP-XMB (serial 190002), one of the first Embraer 190 made and nowadays configured with 8C 86Y."