Brazilian Airline Varig, which was just bought by Gol, has launched two new Economy Class Air Passes – one covering the 15 destinations served by the airline within Brazil, and the second for flights within the Mercosur Region, which covers five South American countries.
The Varig Brazil Air Pass is priced from US$ 479 for a minimum of four domestic flight coupons, graduating to a maximum of nine coupons, for US$ 1079. Taxes and surcharges are additional and vary according to the destinations visited.
The Mercosur Air Pass, for travel within and between Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile – excluding Easter Island – offers travel to a minimum of two countries, with a maximum of three stopovers per country.
This Air Pass, in conjunction with interline airline partner Pluna, is priced from US$ 295 – US$ 1195, plus taxes and surcharges, which again vary according to the routes flown.
Both Air Passes are available only to residents of a country other than Brazil, and exclude Brazilian nationals resident in other countries.
"Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America, occupying almost half of the continent," said Lars Olofsson, National Sales Manager for World Aviation Systems, Varig's General Sales Agent in Australia.
"The country offers a huge range of attractions, from the world-renowned city of Rio de Janeiro to the natural spectacles of the Amazon River and Iguaçu Falls," Mr Olofsson added.
The Brazilian locations served by Varig are Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Curitiba, Fernando de Noronha, Fortaleza, Florianópolis, Londrina, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Porto Seguro, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Paulo and Vitória.