Wow, didn't know about Korean 747 here in Brazil! You guys forgot one: LAX-GRU-GIG-LAX with United's 747SP, flew between Oct 93 and April 94, short-time and the only time UA flew from Cali to Brazil! It's true, it was short-lived. Only time flew non-stop from California to Brazil, but in 2000 they ...Jump to post
JL flew GIG-LAX in the late 80's. Yup, maybe one month after Varig's first GIG-LAX. It appear that the LAX-Brazil flights were truly based on demand between Japan and Brazil. LAX was a convenient stopover. I wonder if this was tied to the significant immigration from Japan to Brazil. Even though im...Jump to post
Sorry for double post... I know for sure VASP had GRU-LAX nonstop by early 90 (91/92'ish) first on DC-10, then later on MD-11. Now lets not forget JAL with their DC-8s. They ran LAX-VCP in early 80s with various tech stops such as MIA, SJU and such, but I want to say atleast for some period of the y...Jump to post
Merger with Azul is not ruled out, says president of Latam. Cadier also admitted that a merger with Azul may even take place in the future. He explained that the negotiations for an eventual union of the two companies are complex and unfeasible at the moment because of the crisis, while the "c...Jump to post
Varig in 1986 flew one-weekly GIG-LAD and bi-monthly the flight reached MPM. Varig's flight landed around 8 am in LAD and took off around 2 ok to Rio de Janeiro, so I suppose the crew didn't stay in any hotel, perhaps there were two crews. Okay thank you that is very interesting. If there were two ...Jump to post
Caravelle was Varig's first jet, when the PP-VJC arrived in Brazil in September 1959, inaurating the longest Caravelle flight, from Buenos Aires to New York via Porto Alegre, São Paulo Congonhas, Rio de Janeiro Galeão, Belém, Port of Spain, Nassau and finally Idlewild. Cruzeiro do Sul flew seven VI-...Jump to post
Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo reports LATAM may ask administration in Chile, Brazil and US.
Link in portuguese: https://economia.estadao.com.br/noticia ... 0003314415
This seemed to be a popular trend in Latin America in the 1990s. VASP invested in Ecuatoriana and LAB and the carriers adopted similar liveries as well: 5310467,4216269,0967760 And TAN too, a small argentinian airline based in Neuquén. https://scontent-gru1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/s960x960/2081917...Jump to post
Didn't DL briefly fly GRU-MCO? I know Trans Brasil did, as I took that flight once. 763. The staff even called it the Mickey Mouse flight, with all the families. Kids pressing the call button constantly and the poor flight attendants having to respond to each one. Delta flew GRU-MCO between decembe...Jump to post
Thanks guy for all the info and specially Tabito for the seat configuration and videos.Jump to post
In the early Eighties, JAL operated a modified version of B747-200, which could fly NRT-JFK non-stop. The company called 3 B747-200 as Executive Express, with just Business and First Class and, AFAIK, the 747 upper deck had beds for the First Class. How was the services? Are there cabin photos or so...Jump to post
Between November 1969 and March 1970, Varig's PP-VJX (B707) was hijacked three times, all of them with hijackers demanding to fly to Cuba. First was 11/04, after the plane took off from EZE to SCL, the plane went to SCL and after refueling, made SCL-HAV. After, the plane made HAV-NAS-CCS-GIG. In Car...Jump to post
Azul annouced yesterday (Jan 14) the purchase of small regional airline Two Flex per R$ 123 millions (U$$ 29,7 mi). Two Flex has a fleet of 14 C208B and has a large agreement with Gol to serve regional routes, as a way to G3 gain tax reductions from brazilian states. The agreement, pending governmen...Jump to post
AFAIK, SQ was in talks to fly SIN-JNB-GRU, but the south african Government denied It.
As told above, the Catalunha government offered incentives to SQ to fly between BCN and GRU. To do It, SQ signed an agreement with Spanair and TAM to do codeshare.
Azul has plans to resume a new internacional city next year. Only in portuguese: https://www.mercadoeeventos.com.br/noticias/aviacao/azul-projeta-pelo-menos-seis-novas-bases-e-30-milhoes-de-passageiros-para-2020/ Rumors are VCP-NYC in May 2020, pending with airline they will have agreement: UA ir B6...Jump to post
Didn't see this mentioned here. Azul Airlines' board has approved the JV on routes between Brazil and Europe. Now they await the regulators' approval which they expect to have in 6 months. https://brazilianairlines.com/azul-airlines-board-approves-joint-venture-with-tap/ I’m sure someone will corre...Jump to post
To understand the relation and size of ANA and JAL need back in the early Seventies, when the 45/47 System was adopted. The system granted JAL monopoly in the international market and fewer domestic trunk routes, like the FUK-HND-CTS and HND-ITM. All Nippon was awarded as domestic carrier and the To...Jump to post
VARIG's RG came from Rio Grande do Sul, the company birthstate Yes, Viacao Aerea Riograndense gave us RG -from the RS state. Cruzeiro was SC because of its original name Servicos Aereos Cruzeiro do Sul. Cruzeiro's SC may came from above, Southern Cross (the english translation for Cruzeiro do Sul) ...Jump to post
VARIG's RG came from Rio Grande do Sul, the company birthstateJump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
The other JJ routes are gone? *LA BOS-GRU NOV 0>0.7 DEC 0>0.7 JAN 0>0.7 FEB 0>0.7 MAR 0>0.7 APR 0>0.7 *LA MIA-REC NOV 0>0.3 DEC 0>0.3 JAN 0>0.3 FEB 0>0.3 MAR 0>0.3 APR 0>0.3 All TAM`s JJ code will change to LA code. Brazil-US kept JJ code for governmental reasons...Jump to post
The other JJ routes are gone? *LA BOS-GRU NOV 0>0.7 DEC 0>0.7 JAN 0>0.7 FEB 0>0.7 MAR 0>0.7 APR 0>0.7 *LA MIA-REC NOV 0>0.3 DEC 0>0.3 JAN 0>0.3 FEB 0>0.3 MAR 0>0.3 APR 0>0.3 All TAM`s JJ code will change to LA code. Brazil-US kept JJ code for governmental reasons.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Meanwhile It appears Azul will cancel POA-COR/ROS services.Jump to post