In the midst of so many negative news on air travel in Brazil, the Brazilian newspaper Valor Econômico publishes today a surprisingly positive piece of news: Governo quer reduzir tarifa de vôos para fora do país (the government wants to reduce fares for international flights). Briefly, it would seem that the Brazilian government wants a more flexible price structure (prices are regulated by the government). The aim would be to allow airlines to give bigger discounts on their flights to the U.S. and Europe.
The only plausible explanation for the news (piece of news that needs to be taken with a pinch of salt) is that the government is trying to minimize the negative impact (or should it be rather catastrophic impact?) that the airport crisis will have on international tourism in Brazil. Whatever the reason, the discounts are welcome. Specially at a time when domestic fares increased 7,32% in June and 8,25% in July, with further increases on the way (Tarifa aérea aumentou em julho e deve subir mais).
From this blog we have adviced you for quite a long time now to plan trips to Brazil that reduce the number of domestic flights you take to a minimum. The way things are going, our advice will be even more important in years to come, taking into account the constant increase in the price of domestic flights.