The year in which the resumption of tourism materialized was also the period in which Brazil's connectivity with the world reached a new level. In December 2022, the Brazilian international network registered 105.4% of the operation shown in 2019, a jump achieved thanks to the increase of 366 new flights and international frequencies computed throughout the year.
According to Embratur's Market Intelligence and Competitiveness Management, from January to December 2022, 178 flights and 188 additional frequencies came into operation in Brazil. In this sense, the month of November stood out, with 40 consolidated flights and another 60 flights started.
The data collected from the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac) and from the airlines corroborate Embratur's commitment to expand Brazil's connectivity with the world, with the aim of promoting tourism in the country.
In 2022, the Agency intensified meetings with global airlines and addressed the issue during various international actions, such as fairs and events. At the New York International Travel Show (NYITS), for example, held in October, Embratur, Azul and Gol confirmed the resumption of five direct flights between Manaus and the United States.
In the same month, in London, during the World Travel Market (WTM), LATAM announced new flights connecting the country with South Africa, starting in July 2023, in a ceremony inside the Embratur stand. The route will be operated with three weekly flights of approximately nine hours, connecting the cities of São Paulo and Johannesburg.
In October another important articulation took place at the International Tourism Fair (FIT) of Latin America. In Buenos Aires, after a meeting with Embratur, GOL confirmed that it would increase the number of weekly flights between Brazil and Argentina from 42 to 77 by the end of 2022. The number is higher than that registered in January 2019, when the company operated with 63 weekly flights from Argentina to Brazil.
The expectation for the year 2023 is also one of growth. Still according to the data collected by Embratur, more than 180 new connections are planned for July 2023, including new flights, resumption of flights and additional frequencies of existing international routes.
Entry of foreign tourists
Faced with expanded connectivity, Brazil registered an encouraging number of foreigners entering in 2022. The country surpassed the mark of 3.1 million foreign tourists received for the first time since 2019, the year before the pandemic. The data captured by Embratur, together with the Ministry of Tourism (MTur) and the Federal Police, were recorded between January and November 2022 and already exceeded the last two years together: 2020 (2.1 million) and 2021 (745.8 million). one thousand ).