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NewsAvia reports SWA seeking route authority in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru.

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NewsAvia is a Portuguese Language Air Magazine. This is an English translation.

The company low cost US Southwest Airlines is seeking authorization to fly to Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru, revealed this week sources of commercial aviation in Latin America. After getting permission to fly between the Houston Airport (USA) and Mexico last March, the priority of the largest low cost airline in the world is pointing now to the Latin American market, "which is at its peak," referred to newspaper specializing in travel and tourism 'Reportur' of Argentina.
The main focus of the Southwest, the paper said, is gaining market share in Latin American countries, with particular attention to Argentina, one of the few countries in the world where it is still not created an airline low cost. According to the 'Reportur' there are only seven countries in the world, where there is a domestic supply of more than 100,000 seats, where there is no low cost airline. And five are in Latin America - Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. The other two are Russia and Iran. What happens, for example, in Brazil and Mexico, where about 60% of domestic flights have low cost characteristics.
After authorization to fly from Houston (Texas) and Mexico City, Southwest shows up very interested in Brazil, a market that has grown in recent years abroad, while giving some signs of stagnation for economic reasons. The US company is not worried about a possible lack of passengers in Brazil or excess supply to the US, say industry sources. Is more concerned with getting the license from the regulatory authorities in Washington and Brasilia, it has urgency in setting up a Latin American network that guarantees founded expansion in countries with the highest economic potential and better growth rate of GDP of the continent.
Southwest Airlines was founded 44 years ago in the state of Texas (USA). Always stood out for different way of being in the market. Today is the largest low cost the world, with over 600 aircraft, 46,000 employees and an annual turnover of 100 million passengers. Operates about 3,600 flights a day to 94 destinations in the US and six foreign countries.

http://newsavia.com/southwest-airlines-quer-voar-para-aeroportos-brasileiros/
 

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"The US company is not worried about a possible lack of passengers in Brazil or excess supply to the US, say industry sources."



Say what??? Oh, that's right, pilot pay cuts will pay for that. I'm sorry, but that article sounds like a complete joke.




Bye Bye---General Lee
 

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I thought it was wild that SW net profit was 81 Million dollars higher than Delta. Crazy times indeed.

I think within 5 years you'll see Southwest serving almost all of South America, especially when the Max shows up in less than two years.
 

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I thought it was wild that SW net profit was 81 Million dollars higher than Delta. Crazy times indeed.

I think within 5 years you'll see Southwest serving almost all of South America, especially when the Max shows up in less than two years.

Nobody cares what you think, redclown. What is important is what GK thinks
 

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And GK says we'll be going to 50 new cities....so pretty much the same thing doosh.


It must be awesome to be that pissed off. Sorry you lost your seat.
 

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Wow. Service that GRU and GIG. And you can get there after 5 stops and be full of peanuts.

And bags fly free.
 

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I thought it was wild that SW net profit was 81 Million dollars higher than Delta. Crazy times indeed.

I think within 5 years you'll see Southwest serving almost all of South America, especially when the Max shows up in less than two years.

Crazy time indeed. The Q1 numbers were down due to hedging losses that were consolidated for the year into this particular quarter. The next three will be amazing, and you will eat humble pie. And, I can't wait to see you fly to Argentina in a 737 from Hobby. That truly will be fannnntastic! You will have cramps and probably deep vein thrombosis. Enjoy it!



Bye Bye---General Lee
 

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I keep hearing the rumor about Boeing offering cheap 767s since the line will be reopened for the Air Force tankers?
 

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I hit a duck with a golf ball today...dang slice...but those things are fast and mean!
 

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Crazy time indeed. The Q1 numbers were down due to hedging losses that were consolidated for the year into this particular quarter. The next three will be amazing, and you will eat humble pie. And, I can't wait to see you fly to Argentina in a 737 from Hobby. That truly will be fannnntastic! You will have cramps and probably deep vein thrombosis. Enjoy it!



Bye Bye---General Lee


I am confused

Is he shorting DAL stock ?


Why would he be eating humble pie . I think everyone wants to see the industry do well .
 

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I keep hearing the rumor about Boeing offering cheap 767s since the line will be reopened for the Air Force tankers?

SWA could keep the cost down and order 767 with no etops hardware. Might as well, since writing an acceptable etops program proved to difficult;)
 

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Even with the Max, you're going to a cock fight with a duck

Naw, they'll just use the 300's, after another re-skin, and stop at about 5 places enroute. It'd be a fun trip, FLL-CCS-BOG-LIM. I'll bid it after I upgrade and take redklown with me and teach him to fly in the mountains, after he learns to shut his koksukr
 

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I heard Gary Kelly is scouring the desert for Old Concordes because the Spirit Warriors need something to brag about besides their W2s and leather jackets.
 

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Naw, they'll just use the 300's, after another re-skin, and stop at about 5 places enroute. It'd be a fun trip, FLL-CCS-BOG-LIM. I'll bid it after I upgrade and take redklown with me and teach him to fly in the mountains, after he learns to shut his koksukr

That'll work. Teaching Red carries what? About 50-75 dollar/hr over ride;)?

Seriously, exciting news for SWA. I appreciate that the airline is applying for the route authority, instead of asking it be taken from another airline. Recent history being what it is...
 

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I thought it was wild that SW net profit was 81 Million dollars higher than Delta. Crazy times indeed.

I think within 5 years you'll see Southwest serving almost all of South America, especially when the Max shows up in less than two years.


You have to know how the world turns if you want the world to turn your way!
 

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SWA could keep the cost down and order 767 with no etops hardware. Might as well, since writing an acceptable etops program proved to difficult;)

Kinda' like how junior high school English proved too difficult for you, right?

Bubba
 
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