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by PB26
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 2846

Re: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa

Nowadays TACV flies SID-REC/SSA/FOR, the only links between Brazil and West Africa. The Government of Ceara (where is located FOR) is in talks with RAM to fly CMN-FOR. In 1950s and 1960s, many south american and european carriers flew XXX-GIG-REC-DKR/SID-LIS/MAD-XXX. BSAA flew via NAT. Panair and Va...

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by PB26
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s
Replies: 34
Views: 4699

Re: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s

IIRC, the BN's 707-300s flew the PAC/MAC services. The 707-227 was used in early Sixties to South American route 'cause it performance in hot and high airports.

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by PB26
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 160
Views: 34141

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

[twoid][/twoid]

TheEuphorian wrote:
I can see the situation ending the same way with RG(Varig)'s privatization: taken over and intergrated into a LCC, which in RG's case is Gol, while in MH's case, it would get taken over by AirAsia group.

Varig wasn't state-owned.

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by PB26
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts
Replies: 69
Views: 9151

Re: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts

The other JJ routes are gone? *LA BOS-GRU NOV 0>0.7[0] DEC 0>0.7[0] JAN 0>0.7[0] FEB 0>0.7[0] MAR 0>0.7[0] APR 0>0.7[0] *LA MIA-REC NOV 0>0.3[0] DEC 0>0.3[0] JAN 0>0.3[0] FEB 0>0.3[0] MAR 0>0.3[0] APR 0>0.3[0] All TAM`s JJ code will change to LA code. Brazil-US kept JJ code for governmental reasons...

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by PB26
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts
Replies: 69
Views: 9151

Re: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts

The other JJ routes are gone? *LA BOS-GRU NOV 0>0.7[0] DEC 0>0.7[0] JAN 0>0.7[0] FEB 0>0.7[0] MAR 0>0.7[0] APR 0>0.7[0] *LA MIA-REC NOV 0>0.3[0] DEC 0>0.3[0] JAN 0>0.3[0] FEB 0>0.3[0] MAR 0>0.3[0] APR 0>0.3[0] All TAM`s JJ code will change to LA code. Brazil-US kept JJ code for governmental reasons.

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by PB26
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13612

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

GIG-LIS-AMM-SDA by Iraq Airways. GIG-GRU-JNB-BKK-HKG by Varig. CCS-(MAD)-DAM-THR by Conviasa. EZE-CPT-JNB-KUL by Malaysia. The Fiesta Route by Qantas. Brazil still has the biggest Arab diaspora outside the middle east (from 9 to 12 million without counting their grandchildren), this route made sens...

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by PB26
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7705

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

Just a trivia abou livery and government... In 1980 Cruzeiro do Sul received two A300B4 and its owner, the Varig, used them in the GIG-SSA-REC-BEL-MIA route. All the Varig and Cruzeiro schedules were syncronized to avoid overlap in the network. For a while, the MIA controllers got confused to see a ...

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by PB26
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13612

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

GIG-LIS-AMM-SDA by Iraq Airways.
GIG-GRU-JNB-BKK-HKG by Varig.
CCS-(MAD)-DAM-THR by Conviasa.
EZE-CPT-JNB-KUL by Malaysia.
The Fiesta Route by Qantas.

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by PB26
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cruzeiro lone MD-80?
Replies: 4
Views: 1357

Re: Cruzeiro lone MD-80?

PP-CJM was part Aeromexico's MD-80 order cancelled.

MDD offered six frames to Varig with a discount of 50%. And after Cruzeiro test, the Varig would purchase them. But the maxidevaluation of Cruzeiro currency (Cr$) made the group to cancel the purchase.

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by PB26
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Seen that collection of Pan Am timetables?
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

Re: Seen that collection of Pan Am timetables?

Amazing! I always tried to find PA's annual reports.

Thank you!!

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by PB26
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAM's inaugural A330 schedule 1998
Replies: 12
Views: 2660

Re: TAM's inaugural A330 schedule 1998

Hey guys, TAM got their first pair of A330s in 1998, and while I believe the first route to be GRU-MIA, I have been unable to find any information on the inaugural schedule. Does anyone have a source on, or happen to recall, the flight numbers, frequency, or timing of these flights? It must have be...

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by PB26
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 118
Views: 28946

Re: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy

Sorry the flood, but brazilian media reports the Avianca Brazil will axe SCL, JFK and MIA. Probably all the A330 will return to the lessors. The only international routes Will be the SSA/FOR-BOG once a week each for fiscal reasons. Link (only in portuguese): https://www.mercadoeeventos.com.br/notici...

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by PB26
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 118
Views: 28946

Re: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy

It seems Avianca Brazil will axe SCL and GRU-BOG.

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by PB26
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 118
Views: 28946

Re: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy

Avianca Brasil gained until February 1 to make a deal and pay with lessors. After the date and no deal reached, the lessors will take the planes.

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by PB26
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?
Replies: 20
Views: 3071

Re: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?

Don't know about GRU but PA had flights from Rio until May 1979. Flight 451 departed on Fridays and Saturdays at 0915 arriving 2220 at Jans Smuts, operated with the 707 with First and Economy cabins. It's 4,851 miles. The return flight 450 departed on Sundays and Mondays at 1415 arriving 2110, ther...

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by PB26
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?
Replies: 20
Views: 3071

Re: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?

PA didn't fly between GRU and JNB. In 1979, once a week, PA flew JFK-GIG-JNB by 707.

SAA also flew to JFK via GIG.

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by PB26
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA mulls alliance membership by setting up taskforce for feasibility study
Replies: 26
Views: 3576

Re: HNA mulls alliance membership by setting up taskforce for feasibility study

Makes me wonder if they would be more interested in creating their own alliance given that they already own multiple Chinese airlines and have an ownership stake in TAP, Aigle Azul, Azul, AWA, and soon Virgin Australia. Add someone like JetBlue and that would be a significant presence in every cont...

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by PB26
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 118
Views: 28946

Re: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy

xiaotung wrote:
I heard that Azul were considering the possibility of joining the AV-UA joint venture. Are they preparing for the worst?

No, Azul wants grow in the US Market and hás the advantage United's 8% in the Company.

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by PB26
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul makes Bariloche BRC a year-round destination
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Azul makes Bariloche BRC a year-round destination

Meanwhile It appears Azul will cancel POA-COR/ROS services.

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