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Passenger movement grows 2.12% at airports in June


According to the Ministry of Transportation, 15.7 million travelers passed through Brazilian airports in the period; was the fourth consecutive month of high in the sector

Total passenger traffic at Brazilian airports increased by 2.12% in June 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. The result represents 15.7 million travelers. The data comes from the Ministry of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation, and were released on Friday (15).

According to the ministry, this is the fourth consecutive month of high in the sector. In the first half of the year, the Brazilian terminals handled 98.8 million passengers.

In comparison to the ten busiest airports in 2016, eight of them had a positive change in passenger traffic, with Recife (PE), 10.29%, and Confins (MG), 7.47%. Brasília (DF) and Galeão (RJ) recorded 9.08% and 1.06%, respectively.

The Rio / São Paulo area bridge registered an increase in the comparison between the months of June 2017 and 2016. The Congonhas (SP) direction for Santos Dumont (RJ) increased by 6.31% while Santos Dumont for Congonhas was 7.03 %.


For the second consecutive time, the air sector recorded a positive balance in the number of jobs. Altogether, 352 new vacancies were created in June 2017, with emphasis on the regular passenger transport area.


In the first half of the year, cargo handling was 526 thousand tons, an increase of 6.48% in relation to the same period of the previous year. Almost 70% of this total is of an international nature and the rest is related to the domestic market. In the comparison between June 2017 and June 2016 there was a growth of 12% in handling, with 93 thousand tons per month.

Source: Portal Brasil, with information from the Ministry of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation