On September 20 the Brazilian airline Varig will begin operating a new intercontinental flight from São Paulo (leaving Guarulhos at 23:59) to Paris (arriving in Charles de Gaulle at 16h20) and then onto Rome (arriving in Leonardo da Vinci at 19h15). On the way to Brazil, flights will leave from Rome at 20h50, arriving in Paris at 22h45 and then in São Paulo at 06h50.
Along with the announcement of the new flight, the company declared its intention to operate flights to London and Madrid before the end of the year.
We read the news first in Aquela Passagem!, Rodrigo Purisch‘s always up-to-date blog – he published the news days before the rest of the media. Rodrigo has further details of the flight on his blog (in Portuguese).
Quite interesting, hardly a month has gone by since the Congonhas crash, and many of the announcements made by the government on the aftermath of the disaster have either been forgotten (new airport for São Paulo) or been completely ignored (“no new international flights operating from Guarulhos”), as it is the case here.