The air network of international flights to Brazil will grow in the coming months. The statement comes from Embratur, that estimates the increase of 98 new services and new weekly frequencies between October 2018 and April 2019.
There will be 54 new offers and 44 additional frequencies, according to the Brazilian institute. In all, there will be 144 weekly frequencies in this six-month period, in addition to those already operating regularly between Brazil and other countries.
Guaranteed flights will depart from countries such as Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, France, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay and the United States.
After years of downsizing and downsizing, the four main airlines (Gol, Latam, Azul and Avianca) have invested in outbound services, just as foreign carriers have invested here, such as the Air France-KLM hub in Fortaleza . During October of this year there was an increase of 2.3% in the monthly flights offer compared to the same period in 2017 (5,138 to 5,256 monthly frequencies).
Still, there was an increase of 5.53% in seats, going from 1,154,696 to a total of 1,218,526. “This increase is a consequence of the changes of equipment of the airlines and a significant increase in the demand of the tourists for our country.
Aviation is an essential element for attracting tourists to Brazil. The direct flights facilitate and generate greater interest of visitors, looking for comfort and variety in the offers”, pointed Embratur’s analyst of Competitive Intelligence , Joaquim Neto.
In 2017, there were 1,160 weekly flights departing the continents, and this year there are 1,187 in the month of October. Latin America continues to be the region that offers the most travel to Brazil .There are currently 659 direct weekly frequencies. Then Europe (245), North America (208), Africa (42) and Asia (33). The data are based on information provided by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), PANROTAS and airlines.