On 1/16/2003 9:27:29 AM ITRADE wrote:
UA currently serves 6 cities in South America: Buenos Aires (2 flights), Caracas (may have been dropped), Montevideo (via EZE), Rio (1 flight), Sao Paulo (4-6 flights), and Santiago (may have been dropped).
My concern is not the revenue of the venture, but the physical feasibility of doing it. PHL-EZE has to be about 5300 miles. I'm not sure if US's craft have the range to do the trip.
If UA dropped Brazil service, I'll bet that Varig picks it up.
UA, to South America, flies MIA-GRU, MIA-GIG, MIA-EZE-MVD, ORD-GRU, IAD-GRU, and IAD-EZE. MIA-SCL and MIA-CCS were suspended last week. MIA-GRU and MIA-GIG will merge in March, at least for the summer period (though I think they will seperate again by 2004). In addition, they codeshare with Varig on JFK-GRU, JFK-GIG, LAX-GRU-GIG, MIA-GRU, MIA-GIG, MIA-SSA, and MIA-MAO-BEL. As for US to LatAm? I highly doubt it.