20s to 60s 70s and 80s 90s and 2000s


New's year jingle: 1990


To compete with Tam's Fokker 100, VARIG brought the Boeing 737-500 to Rio Sul, initially configured with only 108 seats


MD-11 and Boeing 747-400 - 90s

VARIG's first MD-11 arrived in November 1991, this aircraft would become the main one for international flights throughout the 1990s. In December of the same year, the first Boeing 747-400 arrived - the largest aircraft operated by VARIG.


More and Better: Jingle released in 1992

In 1993 VARIG launched its route to the East: Rio de Janeiro - Sao Paulo - Johannesburg - Bangkok - Hong Kong




NEW VARIG - 1996

In December 1996, VARIG presented its new visual identity. For more than 40 years the company did not make major changes in aircraft painting and in the brand. VARIG saw the need to update and modernize its image. In 1997 the new visual identity arrived in the other companies of the group as Rio Sul and Nordeste.




 In May, 1997 VARIG completed 70 years.




In 1997 VARIG received the first Boeing 737-700 and in 2001 the first Boeing 737-800




BOEING 777 - 2001

In November 2001, VARIG received its first Boeing 777, the most modern and advanced aircraft at that time. Thenceforth Boeing 777 become the fleet's flagship.





 In May, 2002 VARIG completed 75 years and launched a campaign that included a special paint on Boeing 777-200 and Boeing 737-300.

VARIG 75 Years: Jingle released in 2002




VARIG jingle released in 2004



 In 2005 the company launched its latest campaign: VARIG 78 year.




My life is a journey
How many things I saw...

The sky that nowadays is blue,
when I met was black and white
The miles used to be long...
Funny, they got shorter
What was far away...
Now is just over there

Many people traveled with me,
million people
Joys, hopes, dreams
Billion people, yes you can write
I filled up countless travel albums...
And what wasn’t recorded on paper,
was printed in soul

And where I went?
So far away that I saw the horizon bend
And I come back, and go, and come back again
I heard thanks in many languages,
some strange, and I replyed with my accent

But the journey is long and requires care,
is not for beginners
I travel  in good company,
guide me radars and watchful eyes,
smiles sing a lullaby for me

And how many open arms are waiting for me?
Right there, behind that door
And how many are going to wait for me yet?
From up here I can already hear accelerated hearts

I see clouds,
clouds that I pass through and leave behind
In coming and going of laptops,
the speed of the rushing minutes,
the upside down timezone

Have you heard that the sky is endless?
I affirm,
it is

VARIG 78 Years, we go further for you

Rodolfo Sampaio
Publicis Salles Norton



 Watch now different versions of VARIG’s most famous jingle, including the latest version launched in 2005 and performed by Jorge Ben Jor.





See also VARIG's livery and logos!




20's, 30's and 40's


Dornier Wal "Atlântico"
Dornier Merkur "Gaúcho"
Klemm L-25
Junkers A-50
Junkers F-13
Messerschmitt 108 "Taiffun"
Messerschmitt M20
Junkers JU52
Fiat G2
De Havilland DH89A
Lockheed Electra I
Nordwyn UC641
Douglas DC-3
Curtiss C-46

Convair 240
Lockheed Super G Constellation
Caravelle 1
Boeing 707-441
Douglas DC-6
Lockheed Electra II
Convair 990A
Douglas DC-8-33
Boeing 707-320
HS-748 "Avro"
Boeing 727-100
Boeing 737-200
Douglas DC-10-30
Airbus A300B4
Boeing 747-200
Boeing 747-300
Boeing 767-200ER
Boeing 737-300
Boeing 767-300ER
Boeing 747-400
Boeing 737-700
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 777-200ER
Boeing 757-200





Varig Group
Fundação Ruben Berta
Ícaro Brasil
Rio Sul e Nordeste
Varig Cargo e Varig Log
Varig VEM


70's and 80's
90's e 2000's




On board
Postal card, Images and others
Aircraft Images
Logos & Boarding Pass
Time Table