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13-Dec-2012 2:37 PM

Brazil to build more than 800 new airports in cities with populations over 100,000: President

Brazil reportedly plans to build "more than" 800 new airports in cities with populations over 100,000, according to President Dilma Rouseff and as reported by local medial sources including O Globo, Jornal de Negocios, Panrotas, Agencia Brasil and EFE. President Rouseff said such cities should not be more than 60km from an airport, and that air connectivity is of "strategic importance" to the interior regions of the country. President Rouseff called the airport construction "a necessity and also important for the country's growth".