Published On: Fri, Nov 9th, 2012

Four out of 10 flights to Latin America enters trought Brazil

BRASILIA – The executive vice president for Airbus Latin America and the Caribbean, Rafael Alonso, said that more than a third of flights entering Latin America do so at Brazilian aerodromes, particularly through Sao Paulo (26 percent), Rio de Janeiro (10 percent) and Brasilia (2 percent).

He added that Brazil is the fourth largest in the world by passengers after the U.S., China and Japan. He also said that air traffic to or from Brazil grew 115 percent in the last decade and launched a projected 5.7 percent rise for the next ten years in the domestic and intraregional flights.

It also forecast growth above the world average for the whole of Latin America, which will require 2,100 new airplanes over the next 20 years to meet the demands. According to Alonso, 1660 of that amount will be single-aisle, twin-aisle 420 and 40 high capacity.

The cost of these devices at current prices is about 242,000 million. The vice president said that 35 percent of passengers flying on regional airlines are "low cost", especially in Mexico and Brazil, where 95 percent of travelers make use of these companies.

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