Brazilian air travel: the future is private

We speak to the head of the airport operators association to find out which privatizations lies in store

Dyogo Oliveira private
Dyogo Oliveira. Photo: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/ABr

In 2019, the Brazilian government handed over the reins to 13 port terminals, 12 airports, a roadway, and a railway to the private sector. Not to mention three oil auctions and sales of assets worth a combined BRL 100 billion. This year, the Jair Bolsonaro administration hopes for more of the same. A total of 22 airports, two railways, seven roadways, and numerous port terminals are expected to be controlled by private companies by the end of the year.

The Brazilian Report sat down with economist Dyogo Oliveira, chairperson at the National Association of Airport Administrators (Aneaa), who formerly...

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