This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. A selection of numbers that help explain what is going on in Brazil. This week’s theme: Carnival!
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1.36 million passengers
Carnival will keep Brazil’s airplanes busy, with 1.36 million people expected to fly to and from the 42 airports managed by state-owned company Infraero during the holidays. The number represents a 3-percent increase from last year. The number of flights is also going up 4.5 percent to 11,556 arrivals and...