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22/06/2017 - 16:07hs

International air travel demand up 12%

The increase was registered year-on-year in May in Brazil by airlines affiliated with the Brazilian Airlines Association (Abear).

São Paulo – Demand for international air travel with carriers affiliated with the Brazilian Airlines Association (Abear) was up 11.98% year-on-year in May, Abear reported this Thursday (22). It was the eighth consecutive year-on-year increase, although growth has slowed down over the past three months.

Overall, 617,000 passengers flew on International flights by Avianca, Azul, Gol and Latam – which comprise Abear and account for a combined 30% of international flights to and from Brazil.

Domestic air travel demand increased for the third straight month, by 2.55% year-on-year in May. The growth rate has slowed gradually from 5.90% in March to 3.20% in April. Abear-affiliated companies handle 99% of domestic traffic.

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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