Tag Archives: Rio de Janeiro

Flybondi to add a new international route to Rio de Janeiro

Flybondi will launch a new international route from the Rio de Janeiro area to Rio de Janeiro starting in October.

The new route will connect El Palomar international airport (EPA) with Rio de Janeiro Galeao international Airport (GIG).

This new route will operate three days a week with Boeing 737-800s.

Martin Ortiz reporting from Argentina.

All images by the airline.

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Aviation Safety Network: American Airlines flight 251 blows its right main tires on landing at Rio de Janeiro

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) flight AA 251 from the Dallas/Fort Worth to Rio de Janeiro (Galeao) landed at Galeao on December 30 with the pictured Boeing 767-323 ER N380AN (msn 25449). The flight apparently blew one or more right main gear tires on landing and according to the Aviation Safety Network and this video, taxied to the gate. The aircraft did receive some damage according to ASN.

Video: Jose Nonato Coutinho.

American Airlines aircraft slide show (current livery): AG Slide Show

Air Canada launches year-round service to Rio de Janeiro

Air Canada (Montreal) has inaugurated new nonstop service between Toronto (Pearson) and Rio de Janeiro – Galeão International Airport with the departure of flight AC 098. The year-round flight to Brazil’s “Marvelous City” will complement Air Canada’s existing daily nonstop service to Sao Paulo and further drive Air Canada’s international expansion strategy.

Three-times-weekly service is being operated with a Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft with 24 International Business Class and 187 Economy seats.

Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-38E ER C-GDUZ (msn 25347) departs from London (Heathrow).

Air Canada aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

Gol to enter the Sao Paulo (Viracopos) – Rio de Janeiro (Santos Dumont) market

Gol Transportes Aereos (Sao Paulo) is entering the competitive Sao Paulo (Viracopos) (Viracopos is the home of Azul) – Rio de Janeiro (Santo Dumont) market on July 18 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Christian Volpati/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8EH PR-GGB (msn 35064) prepares to takeoff from the downtown Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro.

Gol: AG Slide Show

Air Canada files for Toronto-Rio de Janeiro service

Air Canada (Montreal) has filed an application with the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC ) of Brazil to fly from Toronto (Pearson) to Rio de Janeiro (Galeão Airport) with three weekly frequencies according to Melhores Destinos. Air Canada has proposed to start the new route on December 12. This follows the recent announcement by TAM Airlines that it wants to fly to Toronto from Sao paulo.

Under the application, flight AC 98 will depart from Toronto at 1:55 a.m. (0155) and arrive in Rio de Janeiro at 12:25 (1225). Return flight AC 99 will depart from Galeão at 9:45 p.m. (2145) and arrive in Toronto at 8:45 a.m. (0845) the following day. AC proposes to start operations with Boeing 767-300 equipment.

Copyright Photo: Reinhard Zinabold/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-38E ER C-GBZR (msn 25404) approaches the runway at the Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto.

Air Canada: AG Slide Show

 

Gol receives permission to operate flights from Campinas to Miami via Santo Domingo

Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (Gol Transportes Aereos) (Sao Paulo) has received authorization from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and other pertinent authorities to operate regular flights between Campinas (SP-Brazil) and Rio de Janeiro (Santos Dumont airport). Additionally, Gol announces it has received the approval to start flights from Campinas to Miami. The flight will have a connection in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where the passenger has also the option to fly to Orlando. Operations will begin on July 18, 2014.

Campinas (SP) – Rio de Janeiro, Santos Dumont Airport (RJ)

There will be 12 flights per day between Campinas (SP-Brazil) and Rio de Janeiro (Santos Dumont Airport).

Campinas (SP) – Miami

The new flights between Campinas (SP-Brazil) and Miami via Santo Domingo, with the option to fly also to Orlando, will take place, initially, three times per week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

In other news, Gol has announced that it has signed a contract to implement a codeshare and frequent flyer program agreement with TAP Portugal (Lisbon). The agreement will be submitted for the authorization of Portugal and Brazil’s governments, and is still pending the approval of Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and Antitrust Authority (CADE).

Initially, the agreement will allow TAP Portugal, with more than 74 weekly flights from Portugal to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Salvador, Natal, Fortaleza and Recife, to include its codes on Gol’s flights, enabling connections to other Brazilian destinations.

Copyright Photo: Rodrigo Cozzato/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8EH PR-GTE (msn 34278) climbs gracefully Sao Paulo (Guarulhos).

Gol: AG Slide Show

AeroMexico is coming to Rio de Janeiro

AeroMexico (Mexico City) has announced new service between Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro with four nonstop flights per week starting on June 29.

Rio de Janeiro thus becomes the second destination AeroMexico serves in Brazil and its 13th destination in Latin America.

The AeroMexico flight schedules to this Brazilian city are:

Mexico City – Rio de Janeiro*

Flight number Departure Arrival Frequency
AM 024 6:40 p.m. 06:20 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Rio de Janeiro – Mexico City*

Flight number Departure Arrival Frequency
AM 025 7:55 a.m. 5:05 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday

* Times published are local to each country and are subject to changes without notice.

Flights between the two cities will be operated with Boeing 767 airplanes configured with 171 seats, 30 in the front Clase Premier cabin.

Copyright Photo: Terry Wade/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-25D ER XA-EAP (msn 24734) completes its final approach into London (Heathrow).

AeroMexico: AG Slide Show