After more than two decades, Air Canada announces its return to Rio de Janeiro.
The airline plans to operate three weekly flights from Toronto to Rio de Janeiro from March 2014. The route will be served by a B767-300.
Air Canada currently flies from Toronto to Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo using the same aircraft, a B767-300. From October, a B777 will be used on the São Paulo route.
Air Canada’s commercial director for Brazil announced recently that in 2014 the airline intends to operate regular flights to the Tom Jobim / Galeão International airport in Rio de Janeiro.
Yet another international route being announced on the eve of the 2014 Soccer World Cup while at the same time keeping an eye on the never-decreasing thirst of the Brazilian domestic market for international destinations for their holidays.
Air Canada flies from Toronto to Guarulhos International airport in São Paulo and from October 2013 it will use a Boeing 777 on the route.
If you have no objections to flying Aerolíneas Argentinas, the airline announces six weekly flights to each of its three new Brazilian destinations: Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Curitiba. The flights should be fully operational by September 2013.
As it is always the case with Aerolíneas, take the announcement with a pinch of salt. The Belo Horizonte flight has been announced on and off. The same goes for the Curitiba connection. We will be able to tell for sure when we see the aircraft landing at the new destinations. The three cities are packed with tourist attractions and if you want to know more about them have a look at destination: Belo Horizonte, destination: Brasilia and destination: Curitiba.
Aerolíneas is also announcing two weekly flights between São Paulo and Bariloche and one between São Paulo and Ushuaia for the winter holiday season – between June and August.
The long-awaited announcement finally came: TAM is announcing it will be leaving the Star Alliance during the second quarter of 2014, to join Oneworld immediately after that move.
Led by its owner LAN, Brazilian airline TAM is joining Air Berlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian and S7 Airlines. Qatar Airways is also in the process of joining the alliance.
During the coming months more details will emerge of how the change will affect us, consumers.
One step at a time Uruguay’s airline BQB Líneas Aéreas (part of the BuqueBus business group) tries to fill the gap left by the demise of Pluna. BQB has started flying from Montevideo to Porto Alegre (you read about the new flight at BQB to fly from Uruguay to Brazil) and the company is announcing two new routes to Brazil.
- from Montevideo to Foz do Iguaçu, flying on Thursdays and Sundays, starting on 7 March.
- from Montevideo to Curitiba with a stopover in Rivera (near the border between Uruguay and Brazil), three times a week. The route will be launched when alterations at Rivera airport are completed.
You can check news, schedules and fares at the airline’s website.