As of November 2017, some 104 million passengers had been carried on domestic and international flights, according to the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). In 2016, Brazil registered 109.6 million paying passengers, of which 88.7 million on domestic and 20.9 million on international flights. This number of paying passengers was 6.9% lower than in the previous year, which is the first decline after 13 straight years of growth. The number of domestic and international flights decreased 11.4% and 7.9%, respectively.
Demand in the international market for passengers with flights originating form or destined to Brazil grew by 80% since 2007, representing an average annual growth rate of 6.7%. In 2016, however, air transportation in this market registered a 3.6% decline compared to 2015, which represents the first contraction since 2009.
Inclusion of the Brasília (DF), Guarulhos and Campinas (SP) international airports in the National Privatization Program.
Triunfo, through the Aeroportos Brasil consortium, wins the 30- year concession for the Campinas airport for R$ 3.8 billion.
The Brazilian government issues Provisional Presidential Measure creating the Regional Aviation Development Program. Concessions for international terminals at Galeão, in Rio de Janeiro, and Confins, in Minas Gerais, are auctioned off.
The federal government’s regional aviation program authorizes 55 draft projects and plans to adapt 270 regional airports to be able to receive regular aviation, consolidating Brazil’s position as the world’s third largest domestic aviation market.
After an agreement with the Executive branch, the Senate approves new rules for civil aviation and pledges to veto foreign control of carriers. With approval of the Provisional Presidential Decree, Infraero can increase its collection.
New rules for passenger air transportation come into force in the country, approved by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). One of the changes allows airlines to charge passengers for checked baggage.
Viracopos International Airport was elected for the sixth time as the best airport in Brazil in a passenger satisfaction survey conducted by the Civil Aviation Department (SAC).