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VARIGViação Aérea Rio Grandense SA (Brazilian Airline)
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Three South American routes is a far cry from the role that Gol president envisioned for Varig a year ago.
Con sus primeros vuelos a America del Sur, Constantino imaginaba a Gol reinando en Brasil y Sudamerica y a Varig retomando las rutas que habia dejado en Estados Unidos, Europa y Asia.
However, Varig has simply moved alliances and joined oneworld, which has become the only major airline alliance with any representatives in South America (south of Mexico).
Low-fare Varig flights to Japan, inaugurated in 1968, had been popular among Japanese Brazilians working in Japan.
Finalmente, Varig adquirio el 49% de las acciones de Pluna.
Starting on 16 November 2008, SMILES miles will be exchangeable for tickets on all routes operated by GOL and VARIG, based on the normal guidelines of the programme.
Varig acquired 49% of Pluna, the government kept 48%, company employees held on to 1% and other investors kept the remaining 2%.
authorities evacuated the plane and inspected the aircraft for three hours but found no explosive substance, Varig said.
Varig esperaba vender este ano el 20% o 30% de su division de logistica, que controla aproximadamente el 60% del mercado nacional de carga aerea, con ingresos reportados de US$493 millones en 2000.
Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced on 28 August that it has delivered two 737-800 aircraft to Brazil's Varig Airlines at Boeing Field, Seattle on 26 August.