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Brazil to announce an increase in volume of internal flights prior to World Cup

A flight to Manaus' Arena Amazonia from Rio takes four hours
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There may be some good news for fans wishing to travel to, and around, Brazil in the coming months, according to reports on supersport.com.

The website has urged fans to sit tight and hold off booking flights with the news that Brazil is set to announce a wave of cheaper internal airfares in the coming week.

The country has the third largest domestic aviation industry in the world due to its sheer size and, with the amount of visitors set to increase dramatically in the months ahead, the onus is on providing more in-house options.

Foreign carriers are unlikely to have the aircraft to put on extra flights because of the time of the year. IATA chief Carlos Ebner, head of the global airline association, said as much: "From the operational point of view, it would be very difficult."

Ebner continued: "It's not impossible, but logistically and economically it is very hard to see how you would bring a great volume of extra flights from foreign carriers."

Brazil is generally expensive to travel around via the sky as it offers no low-cost operators, but the news that there may be an increase in domestic flights is sure to keep costs as they are or even help them drop marginally.


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