Brazil's airline Varig in death throes

Brazil's airline Varig in death throes

There are 6 comments on the CNN story from Jun 23, 2006, titled Brazil's airline Varig in death throes. In it, CNN reports that:

Workers hope to buy carrier; passengers stranded all over the world RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The survival of Brazil's flagship airline Varig is on the line as a group of employees scramble to raise enough ...

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Kevin Morrison


#1 Jun 24, 2006
As an ex Douglas Aircraft employee I read with regret the imminent demise of a once great airline. Back in the 1970's our company sold many DC-10s to this airline. They were a stable customer and rated very highly in international esteem. I regret that a combination of high fuel costs and increased competion has led to the demise of this airline. Let us all hope that the Government of the great nation of Brazil will at least honour the retirement plans of the loyal employees.
Joel Bagley

Littleton, CO

#2 Jun 25, 2006
As an American who has made many trips to Brazil , I feel I need to comment on this crisis.

Varig once impressed me as a fabulous airline, with exceptional service. However in the past 3 years it has all been downhill, with poor service, waiting for hours at the airports for reasons unknown, broken seats on planes, etc etc etc.

The Brazilian Government isn't about to do anything for them. That government is so overtaken by criminals that all they care about is lining their own pockets, all the way to Lula.

As far as pensions go, who cares? Most Americans only have pensions due to the fact that they dilligently put money away. To have a pension such as these big companies offered is a total farce in this day and age.

As a person who loves airplanes and the history surrounding them, it think it is terrible to see this condition at Varig. But, with the reality of high costs for fuel, maintenence and the like, it is impossible to keep seeing cheap flights.

Good Luck to Varig, but don't hold much hope.

Montevideo, Uruguay

#3 Jul 31, 2006
I had a flight with Varig RG:8649 from EZE to GRU.
This flt. was cancelled. But it is supposed to start again
sometime in August.
If anyone has any info. can they plz. contact me at the email
address below?

La Puente, CA

#4 Aug 1, 2006
Edward wrote:
I had a flight with Varig RG:8649 from EZE to GRU.
This flt. was cancelled. But it is supposed to start again
sometime in August.
If anyone has any info. can they plz. contact me at the email
address below?
Varig employees are on strike. With the 1000's of layoffs coming this Friday, expect all flights to be canceled thru August. Your only hope of travel is to purchase a ticket on another airline.

La Puente, CA

#5 Aug 1, 2006
Varig and it's new owners can burn in hell for all I care. I hope they go out of business permanently and the new owners lose all their newly investest money. They took over Varig without a takeover plan and screwed all Varig passengers with tickets as well as the hard working employees who dedicated many years of service to the airline. I hope VARIG DIES!!
Private Equity Knockouts

United States

#6 Mar 31, 2014
Hmmm what common ownership is involved here?

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