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Passenger movement in 2022 reaches the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic, consolidating the recovery of the sector

In 2022, 82.2 million passengers were transported in the domestic market, the highest recorded since 2020, the year the covid-19 pandemic began. In the domestic market, 82.2 million passengers were handled – an increase of 31.4% compared to the total for 2021, and 81.8% compared to 2020. On the other hand, on international flights, 15.6 million paid passengers were registered – a jump of 226% compared to the numbers for 2021 and 131% compared to 2020. The movement corresponds to 86.5% and 64.7% of the numbers registered in the year 2019, respectively. The data is available in the most recent update of the Demand and Supply Report of Brazil’s Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC, in Portuguese), which brings data for the month of December 2022 and completes the annual cycle of general information on the Brazilian civil aviation market. In December, 7.69 million passengers were registered in the domestic market, a reduction of 0.9% compared to 7.76 million in December 2021. On international flights, 1.62 million paid passengers were registered – 62% increase compared to the same month of 2021, with 1 million. Domestic demand for 2022, measured in revenue passenger kilometers transported (RPK), had a positive variation of 28.3% compared to that recorded in 2021. Domestic supply, measured by available seat kilometers (ASK), increased by around 30% compared to 2021. Cargo handling data for the year also bring positive results: in 2022, 429 ,6 thousand tons of domestic cargo, 7.3% more than the total for 2021 – while, in international cargo, 988,8 thousand tons were handled, 2.1% above the tonnage verified in the year 2021. Domestic cargo recorded a movement of 40.7 thousand tons, 3.2% more than in December 2021. In international cargo, 78.1 thousand tons were handled – a reduction of 6.8% compared to the same month of the previous year. – https://www.gov.br/anac/pt-br/noticias/2023/movimentacao-de-passageiros-em-2022-alcanca-maior-patamar-desde-o-inicio-da-pandemia-consolidando-recuperacao-do-setor