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Brazilian infrastructure lags behind boom; airports to reach capacity before World Cup


The inadequate state of Brazil’s airport infrastructure has been highlighted this month at the Brazil Investment Summit and the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA). GOL Airlines CEO Constantino de Oliveira Jr warned that Brazil’s airport infrastructure is lagging behind the nation’s fast-growing and emerging aviation industry while IATA labelled Brazil’s air transport infrastructure as a “growing disaster”. [2531 words]

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  • USD3.5bn committed to airport upgrades prior to World Cup
  • Brazil needs up to 10 new airports over next 20 years
  • 20% traffic growth in 2010 to continue
  • Traffic could reach 165 million passenger by 2014
  • Congestion and delays a concern
  • IATA: Brazil must address capacity shortage
  • Need for private sector investment in infrastructure
  • Incoming Government considers selling shares in Infraero
  • Brazil bans airlines from overbooking flights during holiday season
  • Outlook

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  • Brazil domestic market share by thee largest carriers: 2000 to 2009
  • Brazil total, domestic and international passenger traffic (RPKs) and capacity (ASK) growth: 2009
  • Brazil domestic and international passenger traffic (RPKs): 2000 to 2009
  • Latin American Aviation Priorities: IATA
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