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By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the increased air transportation traffic in the twelve cities hosting the World Cup games, airline companies expect the number of passengers transported during the month-long event to retreat anywhere from 11 to 15 percent during the period, says Eduardo Sanovics, president of ABEAR (Brazilian Association of Airline Companies).

Although thousands of passengers have flown into Brazil, airline companies are not very happy. “The World Cup for the aviation segment is very bad,” says Jose Efromovich, CEO and president of Avianca Brasil.

The decrease in passengers using air transportation comes . . .

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