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VARIGViação Aérea Rio Grandense SA (Brazilian Airline)
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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).
The threat of bankruptcy means the fans now fear that their Varig tickets will be worthless and that they'll have no option but to buy new tickets with a different airline - if they can afford them.
Low-fare Varig flights to Japan, inaugurated in 1968, had been popular among Japanese Brazilians working in Japan.
Layoffs aside, the company dramatically cut its domestic routes, suspended some international routes and implemented a code-sharing plan with Varig to maximize its use of flight schedules.
From 1 May 2009 Flying Blue members will be able to earn miles on all GOL and VARIG flights.
Despite all the setbacks, Oliveira says he is not second-guessing Gol's decision to buy the remnants of the ailing flag carrier Varig. He also says that after several strategy shifts this year, he is confident the new Gol strategy, focusing exclusively on the Gol brand domestically and leaving the long-haul market to others, will position the carrier better for 2009.
The M Celebs Fashion team flew to Rio courtesy of Varig Brazilian Airlines (for info and bookings call 0845 603 7601 or go to and stayed at the Othon Palace Hotel, Ipanema.
A Brazilian airline Varig jet bound for Japan was detained in Los Angeles for three hours on Thursday because local authorities suspected there was a bomb aboard, the Brazilian company said.