Domestic Air Travel in Brazil Falls by 7.8 Percent in 2016

The number of passengers transported by airlines in the country decreased in 2016 for the first time in ten years.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Not even the major sporting events, like the Rio Olympics and Paralympic Games in August and September of 2016, were able to boost domestic air transport in 2016.

The number of passengers transported by airlines in the country decreased in 2016 for the first time in ten years, according to Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC).

“The number of passengers carried on the domestic market in the year was 88.7 million, a reduction of 7.8 percent over the previous year,” read the statement released by ANAC on . . .

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