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European tourists have new flight options to Rio

March 20, 2019 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

The European tourist who wants to land in Rio de Janeiro to visit its wonders or close deals will have new options for weekly flights. The airline Iberia has just announced two more flights from Madrid, the Spanish capital, to the city. This means international tourists heading to Brazil will have at least 20,000 more seats available annually.

Rio will go from five flights per week to daily flights, attracting tourists from countries like Germany, France, and Italy. Iberia is currently the airline with the most flights from Europe to Latin America. “Brazil is strategic for us, so we will also expand our operation to São Paulo, offering more flights”, explained Célia Muñoz, Iberia director.

In late March, Norwegian, a low-cost Norwegian airline, inaugurates its first flight to Brazil, which will land at Galeão, Rio de Janeiro’s international airport. With this, Brazilian international aviation enters the route of low-cost companies. These companies practice lower prices by betting on leaner operations and offering great benefit-cost ratio to customers.

Currently, the Europe-Brazil air network has approximately 880 flights per month. In total, 274,000 seats are available for tourists to land in the country on a monthly basis. Germany alone is responsible for about 90 aircraft and over 30,000 seats available to international tourists. In an effort to expand routes to Brazil, Embratur, a government agency responsible for promoting tourism in Brazil, said it is holding meetings with airlines such as the Lufthansa Group, Latam and Condor to expand options.

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