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By Stephen Eisenhammer, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Demand for flights in Brazil rose 5.3 percent in April compared to the same month last year, according to results released by the country’s National Aviation Agency (ANAC). Airlines have more than matched the increased demand, however, with the number of available seats jumping 7.3 percent compared to April 2011.

Both the demand and the number of available seats have reached the highest levels since the current form of reporting was initiated in 2000.

Over the year there has been a 10.3 percent jump in the . . .

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