|Quoting SAOAP (Reply 7):|
With sister company Avianca they could even build a distribution hub ex GRU but nothing seems to be happening on that front either.
I share with you the concern that OceanAir is not going anywhere fast. I dispair at the thought of a ready-to-fly- 767 stuck in GIG
for a few months now, waiting to start risky, odd routes, when AV
could be using it instead to boost its tried and tested hub.
Bureaucracy has not helped matters, and at that, ANAC seems to excel. The non- approval of even domestic routes and their time taken to register the fleet.
More flight rights between GRU
would be needed for OceanAir and AV
to make some sort synergy work by linking their hubs, and even share metal on such flights as LAX
. But there seems to be no prospect of this given the legal hurdles.
|Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 1):|
but they just announce a code-share with BRA, a very bad rated company in Brazil. They also really need other planes as F100 is not anymore a good one for Brazilian market.
I understand that OceanAir's onboard service is well rated, and that BRA will adopt it. Furthermore, OceanAir has plenty of empty seats on its planes, and BRA reckon that they are good at selling them. The new arrangement will ensure that there are 3 stand-by airplanes and so optimise reliability.
I am hopeful, that in a matter of months, the reputation of this alliance will start to show results.
Their combined strategy is one of focusing on smaller cities, so I don't see why the F100 would not be good for the Brasilian market. I mean, there is not just *one* Brasilian market, but sub-markets that make up the whole picture.
The A320s will come in to complement the F100s where needed, and no replacement can be conceived for the latter, until the operation is a profitable one that can pay for the heavy investment. The F100s have a few years before they pay for themselves.
I am optimistic that a significant player will come out of the BRA/OceanAir alliance. There is always the risk that the big fish will eat them before they get there, though.