The National Civil Aviation Agency ( ANAC ) announced on the afternoon of Thursday, January 16 , that authorized 1.973 applications for new flights to meet the fans demands during the World Cup . The special air network will be in place between June 6 and July 20. In addition, about 78.000 changes in flight schedules were approved. The number corresponds to 42% of the current loop.
The route Brasilia – Guarulhos (Sao Paulo international airport) was one of the most requested and gained 288 new flights in that period. According to the President of ANAC, Marcelo Guaranys, airlines can start selling tickets for these new flights as early as this Friday (1/17).
ANAC analyzed the capacity of airports and obtained help from the airlines companies to make changes. According Guaranys, passenger volumes should be similar to that recorded in periods like Christmas and New Year’s. “We guarantee that flights are being approved within the capacity of airports,” he said .
Moreove , Anac promises to keep an eye on fares to Cup destinations. Every 15 days, the agency will verify the values and, in case of abuse, notify the airline. “We will follow up with the price of tickets and Consumer Protection agencies can act in case of abuse recovery,” said Guaranys .