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Government will invest BRL 7 million in a program to attract international flights

On March 20, the Brazilian federal government launched the first pilot action of the International Tourism Acceleration Program (PATI), which aims to expand Brazil’s international air connectivity and guarantee a better experience for foreign tourists at Brazilian airports. The program will use resources from the National Civil Aviation Fund (FNAC) because it contributes to the Civil Aviation Development, Efficiency, and Sustainability strategies, established in the National Aviation Policy (PNAC), provided for in Decree #6,780/2009. PATI will be executed by Embratur, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Ports and Airports. The forecast is that up to BRL 7M will be invested, at least half of which will be from the government and the other part by private entities. The plan is to have a fixed value for each new seat generated on international routes. The company and/or airport that wins the amount must use it to promote the new flight, both in Brazil and abroad. Those routes leaving cities abroad to Brazilian airports that do not yet have a direct connection with the country of origin will have priority and greater benefits. Other greater incentives will be for places with little competition and market defined as strategic by the government, such as Australia and China. – https://aeroin.net/governo-ira-investir-r7-milhoes-em-programa-para-atrair-voos-internacionais/