Brazil authorises nearly 2000 extra World Cup flights

Aviation authorities in Brazil have scheduled nearly 2000 extra flights during the World Cup in order to meet soaring demand. Among routes that will see the most additional flights are Buenos Aires-Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia-Sao Paulo and Fortaleza-Sao Paulo.

Three million Brazilians and 600,000 foreign fans are set to travel for the World Cup and there has been mounting concerns over the possibility of ‘abusive’ price hikes, which led authorities to suggest in October that foreign airlines could be allowed to operate domestic routes if evidence of these practices is found.

Two airlines, Azul and Avianca Brasil, have since guaranteed that their prices for one-way flights during the tournament would not rise above R$999(£260) however Brazil’s two largest airlines, TAM and Gol, have made no such guarantee as of yet. Hoteliers and consumer groups in Rio have also guaranteed not to charge more than New Year and Carnival season prices for rooms. – See more at:

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