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Belo Horizonte International Airport in Confins is again forecasting growth in passenger and aircraft movement during the month.
Around 500,000 people are expected to pass through the terminal in November, a 20% increase from October. The number of flights is expected to reach 4,300, an increase of 25% over the previous month.
In addition, this volume corresponds to a resumption of around 60% of the operations performed in February of this year.
In November, five national markets will be added to the 26 destinations currently served by the airport. These are: Ribeirão Preto (SP), Teixeira de Freitas (BA), Maceió (AL), Natal (RN) and Jericoacoara (CE).
Another novelty is the forecast for the return of another international flight to the airport, that of Copa Airlines to Panama. The flights will initially take off from Belo Horizonte three times a week. The first flight is expected to take place in the early morning hours of November 23rd. Previously, on August 3, TAP Air Portugal flights to Lisbon resumed.
With these six destinations, a total of 32 markets are served at the airport, two of which are international. The other cities covered are: Barreiras (BA), Carajás (PA), Fortaleza (CE), Curitiba (PR), Governor Valadares (MG), Goiânia (GO), Ilhéus (BA), Porto Alegre (RS), Brasília ( DF), Cuiabá (MT), Congonhas (SP), Guarulhos (SP), Montes Claros (MG), Santos Dumont (RJ), São Luis (MA), Uberlândia (MG), Campinas (SP), Vitória (VIX) , Belém (PA), Porto Seguro (BA), Recife (PE), Salvador (BA), Galeão (RJ) and the international Lisbon (Portugal).
“We are in a moment of good anticipation for the resumption of flights. We had this good news from the World Cup and this month we had 100% of the overseas companies operating at the airport before the pandemic. We intend to further expand the connection between Minas Gerais and the other Brazilian states, above all in order to meet the demand from passengers who want to travel during leisure time and in the high season at the end of the year. It’s worth noting that this resumption has been gradual and follows all security protocols necessary to prevent Covid-19, ”said Clayton Begido, Connectivity and Aviation Manager at BH Airport.
At the terminal, all the guidelines of the health authorities and the civil aviation authority (Anac) are put into practice so that people feel safe moving around and flying around the airport. Clayton advises that the airport remains ready to receive passengers with the necessary security.
He emphasizes that aviation is the most hygienic, fastest and safest means of transport there is. However, people must do their part and follow the recommendations of health authorities regarding social distance and hand hygiene.
Before the pandemic, around 30,000 people traveled daily via Belo Horizonte International Airport, and around 300 flights were made daily between landings and take-offs. Flights were offered to 45 international destinations (Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Buenos Aires, Panama and Portugal).