Flight Updates


GOL — GOL is breaking new ground: the airline recently announced its second direct route between Natal and Buenos Aires during peak season (January 6 – March 24, 2020) with a 176-capacity Boeing 737-800 Next Generation. Departures are from Natal to Buenos Aires on Mondays and from Buenos Aires to Natal on Tuesdays.

There’s a new seasonal route between Foz do Iguaçu and Santiago (Chile) to coincide with summer in the Southern Hemisphere (December 14 – March 15, 2020). The aircraft will be a 176-passenger Boeing 737-800 Next Generation and the flights will leave on Saturdays and return on Sundays, without exception.

There’s also a new daily flight from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro (Santos Dumont), leaving Salvador at 4:30am and arriving in Rio at 6.40am. The return flight leaves at 10pm and arrives back in Salvador at 23.59pm.

And finally, GOL has already begun selling tickets for their new direct route between Manaus and Orlando (US), which will be a Saturday service and will begin operations on 21 December. The new route will also use a Boeing 737-800 Next Generation.

British Airways — BA operates a daily nonstop service from Heathrow to Rio de Janeiro aboard the new 787 Dreamliner, with a three-cabin service—business class, premium economy and economy. The daily flight to São Paulo from Heathrow is on a Boeing 777, with a four-cabin service—first class, business, premium economy and economy.

Iberia — The daily flight to Rio de Janeiro via Madrid is operated by the A330, with a two-cabin service—business class and economy. There’s also a flight to São Paulo via Madrid, in which case the aircraft is an A340 with a three-cabin service—business class, premium economy and economy.

Air Europa — The company will begin operating a new route to Fortaleza on 20 December, 2019. Initially operating two weekly flights from December 2019, the service will increase to three flights per week in June 2020. This addition highlights the airline’s interest in Brazil as a destination, where it already operates flights
to Salvador, São Paulo and Recife.

With the new route to Fortaleza, Air Europa now travels to 24 destinations in the Americas, establishing more and more connections across the two continents.

Virgin Atlantic — British airline Virgin Atlantic will start daily flights between Heathrow and São Paulo from 29 March 2020.

In a flight sharing agreement with GOL, passengers arriving in Brazil with Virgin Atlantic will be able to make direct connections to places like Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Recife. There are future plans to expand the number of connections to 37 destinations across Brazil.

LATAM — LATAM, celebrating its 90th year in 2019, operates flights from London to São Paulo on its fully renovated Boeing 777. Its premium business class offers fine cuisine accompanied by wines selected by Héctor Vergara (the only master sommelier in Latin America), and ultimate comfort and privacy. LATAM flies to over
150 destinations in 29 countries across five continents.


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