During the 2019/2020 summer season, Brazilian airports are taking various measures to accommodate the growing influx of tourists. In addition to scheduled extra flights, the terminals increased air connectivity, strengthened security and operations teams, and intensified equipment monitoring such as baggage claim. According to Infraero, the 47 airports in the country should receive 5.39 million passengers in high season.
“Tourism plays a central role in government policies, which have been working to increase the presence of new airlines in Brazil. Our goal is to provide a more competitive environment and more affordable prices for consumers, in addition to the increase of tourists in the country, ”says Tourism Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio.
One of the most popular destinations for the period is Bahia, which will have about 14,000 flights to meet the demand of passengers in the main tourist municipalities of the state. In Salvador alone, the forecast is 11,574 trips between December and March, with 567 extras. Already the Castro Pinto International Airport, in Joao Pessoa, will offer 63 extra flights to serve about 120 thousand passengers.
In Vitória, Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport is expected to receive 194,300 passengers at 1,443 landings and takeoffs in high season, which represents a 5% increase over last summer. In Goiânia, in turn, the expectation is that Santa Genoveva Airport handles more than 200 thousand passengers in the period, a 3% increase over last year.