INFRAERO VERSION-- President of Infraero celebrates peace in airports
The president of Infraero (state which manages the airports of the country), Sergio Gaudenzi, celebrated this Friday the tranquility at airports to the eve of New Year's Eve. 'The result is very good. We will overcome any inconvenience, as in Christmas, 'said through note.
The state records movement calm at airports in the country this Friday. According to the Infraero, the total of 1,193 flights planned to take off between 0h and 16h, 92 (7.7%) delayed more than an hour and 60 (5%) were cancelled.
In San Francisco, the airport of Congonhas, in the southern city, had 7 delays and 11 cancellations of the total of 166 flights scheduled. In the international airport of Guarulhos, 9 delayed and 4 have been cancelled. In all, 148 flights were scheduled.
In Rio, the situation also will be calm. A total of 111 flights, about 10% of delayed and only 1 has been cancelled. In Santos Dumont, 10 of the 48 flights were cancelled and none delayed.
Among the airlines, OceanAir is that more has delayed: 27.7% of flights delayed more than an hour and 12% were cancelled. Gol had 44 delays and 3 of the total cancellation of 380 flights. The TAM was 6.4% of 435 flights with problems and Varig, 18% (8.4% to 9.6% of delays and cancellations). In all, the company had 83 flights scheduled.
Passengers of Flight 1728 from Gol, which embarked on the night before, in Guarulhos (SP) towards Christmas (RN), only managed to arrive yesterday afternoon at their destination, and, if so, aboard a van.
According to them, the problem occurred because the plane, which should leave at 21.05, only decolou to 23.30. The delay has meant that 28 people lost the connection of Recife for Christmas. The plane landed in the capital of Pernambuco to 1:30 a.m. yesterday, two hours after the departure of flight 1716, which would lead the group to RN. In Recife, Gol provided vans for the journey of 297 km between the two cities.
Eight passengers, however, have refused to travel, claiming, in addition to the right to air transport security risk on the road because of the schedule.According to them, only to the company 3h those lodged in a hotel. In the morning, still without vacancies on flights, the group boarded a van and reached Christmas to 14h.
In the note, Gol reported that the flight 1728 "delayed due to the excessive air traffic and the ban on the track from Guarulhos airport" and that "as a result of this delay, passengers have opted for connection of inland transport." He said further that provided "all necessary assistance".
HIGHLY VISIBLE AND PUBLISHED FLIGHT--"BAN ON TRACK" IS INFRAERO RESPONSIBLITY.
This is one of the major reasons I refuse to go back to Brasil. I can picture myself getting as far as S�o Paulo and being stuck there for days while trying to get to Salvador. Also, hostility toward US citizens doesn't help (although I can understand the reasons and even agree with them.)