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Congonhas Airport surpassed 2019 aircraft movement

Congonhas airport, in Sao Paulo registered an important mark in the first four months of 2023. Located in the central region of the capital of Sao Paulo and strategic for Brazilian airlines, the terminal surpassed the movement of aircraft when compared to the same period of 2019, pre-health crisis year. In the quarter ended in April, Sao Paulo airport handled 73,781 aircraft, a daily average of 614 takeoffs and landings, growth of 3.7% compared to the 71,138 flights recorded four years ago. In the annual comparison, the number of operations surpassed by 30% the 56 thousand flights carried out in the four-month period of 2022. Latam, Gol, and Azul have the largest number of operations in Congonhas, with landing and take-off rights, known as slots, allocated to serve the great demand for corporate travel. Latam holds the highest number of authorizations, with 240, followed by Gol, which holds 238, while Azul operates 84 and Voepass 20. The Air Shuttle to Rio de Janeiro is the most commercialized route, followed by the connection with Brasilia. The number of passengers is 12% below the levels obtained in the first four months of 2019. In the year to April, the central terminal in Sao Paulo handled 6.6 million departures and arrivals, while 7.5 million people passed through the site in the pre-sanitary crisis year. With the resumption of the sector and the growing demand, Congonhas will be able to handle around 20 million passengers in 2023, close to the 22 million transported in 2019. Last year, 18 million travelers passed through the terminal. – Aeroporto de Congonhas superou movimento de aeronaves de 2019 (uol.com.br)