Brasília flights should go up by 640 percent in July

Brasília flights should go up by 640 percent in July
Brasília Airport. Photo: WikiCommons

Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport in Brasília is preparing to return to normal operations — or as close to normal as is possible during a pandemic. Airport administrator Inframerica predicts a 640-percent growth in flights over the next month when compared to June — which recorded the single lowest number of flights in 25 years.

International routes, however, remain closed.

The airport will offer flights to 35 destinations — 12 more than it is currently operating — making for an average of 100 daily takeoffs and landings. While this is still far from the 380 daily flights before the pandemic, it still makes it one of the busiest airports in Brazil. “Brasília is an important hub and is gradually recovering its activities. We are adopting several sanitary measures, such as taking people’s temperatures and making hand sanitizer available at 30 spots in the terminal,” said Roberto Luiz, Inframerica’s Head of Business.

Regional carrier VoePass, which suspended activities in Brasília, will now resume flights to five cities — three routes will be operated in partnership with Gol, the country’s biggest private airline.

Here are the cities that will have direct flights to Brasília from July onward:

  • South: Curitiba, Porto Alegre, and Florianópolis;
  • Southeast: São Paulo, Guarulhos, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro (both Santos Dumont and Galeão), Belo Horizonte, Vitória, Ribeirão Preto, São José do Rio Preto, and Uberlândia;
  • Northeast: Fortaleza, Salvador, Recife, São Luiz, Teresina, Barreiras, João Pessoa, Maceió, and Natal;
  • Center-West: Cuiabá, Goiânia, and Campo Grande;
  • North: Manaus, Santarém, Belém, Rio Branco, Macapá, Marabá, Porto-Velho, Boa Vista, Palmas, and Araguaína.
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