More flights from Brazil

Beginning in April the Brazilian carrier Varig increased to three its weekly flights from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, with a stopover in Caracas, Venezuela. All flights are operated by Varig Gol, departing from Rio de Janeiro on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The carrier is using Boeing 737-800 aircraft for these flights. Varig offers in its Economy Class a main course meal, mixed salads, desserts and drinks, while the Comfort Class offers additional advantages such as more space between seats, increased privacy, on-demand entertainment and the possibility to earn extra miles per flight. Varig is also marketing these flights from Caracas, Venezuela. Passengers in the South American country will be able to travel to the Dominican Republic by using Varig. "The results of our flights to the Caribbean are in line with company goals," said the airline’s Marketing Vice President, Claudia Pagnano. "Demand for Brazilian and South American tourists traveling to Aruba and Punta Cana has been great, and the response to our product has been very positive," he said. Varig is the oldest international airline in Brazil, based in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. It travels to 20 destinations in 17 countries in America and Europe.