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The airline Virgin Atlantic received on Thursday (20/2) the authorization from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to operate international scheduled flights in Brazil. The decision was published in today’s edition in the Federal Official Gazette. The airline, one of the largest in the United Kingdom, has already expressed interest in operating in the country as of March, on the London-Guarulhos route. Before, however, the company must register its flights with the Agency.

Operational authorization is the last step for a foreign company to start scheduled flights in Brazil. The authorization to operate in the country was granted to Virgin by ANAC in March 2019.

Earlier this month, Spanish airline Air Nostrum announced that it will operate domestic regional routes in the country from the second half of 2020. In addition, Norwegian, Sky Airlines, Flybondi and Jetsmart have already started international flights on the low cost model (low cost) for countries in Latin America and Europe.

Here follows the decision:


THE COLLEGIATE DIRECTORATE OF THE NATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION AGENCY – ANAC, in the exercise of the competence granted to it by art. 11, item III, of Law No. 11,182, of September 27, 2005, in view of the provisions of Law No. 7,565, of December 19, 1986, and considering what is contained in process No. 00058.022501 / 2019-08, deliberated and approved at the 5th Electronic Deliberative Meeting, held on February 17, 2020, decides:

Article 1 – To authorize the foreign business company VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS LIMITED, an air transport company duly constituted and existing in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, registered with the CNPJ under the number 33.195.152 / 0001-46, to operate, in the national territory, regular international air transportation of passengers and cargo, based on art. 212 of Law No. 7,565, of December 19, 1986.

Art. 2 This Decision enters into force on the date of its publication.