Embratur is present at the launch of Asuncion-Brasilia flight
This is the fourth direct international flight that the federal capital receives in 2019
Brasilia won this Sunday (15) another direct international flight route. Latam Linhas Aéreas Brasil's new frequency connects Asuncion, capital of Paraguay, to the federal capital. Katja Becker and Marcos Fonseca, director of Competitive Intelligence and Tourism Promotion and general coordinator of Embratur's Tourist Segments, attended the launching ceremony, held at Brasília Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, and represented the entity's president. Paraguayan Tourism Minister Sofia Afara, who traveled to the Brazilian capital on the inaugural flight, was also present.
The flights will be made daily, arriving at 18:40 and departing at 20:15. The duration is two and a half hours. According to Brasília International Airport, the flights will be performed in partnership with the Paraguayan company Paranair, in aircraft that accommodate up to 50 passengers.
With the launch, Brasilia has 53 weekly frequencies of direct flights. These are flights departing from Argentina, Chile, the United States, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Punta Cana and now Paraguay, the fourth country that sends most tourists to Brazil. For Embratur's Katja Becker, this launch marks, once again, the importance of strengthening the air network for tourism in Brazil.
“What we are celebrating today is also part of the measures adopted by the Jair Bolsonaro administration that bring gains to the sector. I highlight here the visa waiver for strategic countries; the expansion of foreign capital in the ownership structure of national airlines, and the signing of the provisional measure that transforms Embratur into an Agency. These are some of the actions proposed by the Brazilian government that will leverage the coming of international tourists to Brazil, generating jobs and income for our population. We are committed to unlocking bottlenecks for everyone who wants to travel and get to know our tourist destinations, ”said Kajta during the speech at the event.
Brasilia is the third city that receives the most direct international flights in the country, behind only São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. DF Secretary of Tourism Vanessa Mendonça celebrated the new flight: “We celebrate the fourth international flight that our city started to receive this year. This flight represents the connection between peoples, cultures and traditions. Let's tighten the links between these two major tourist destinations. We have the best airport in Brazil and one of the most punctual in the world, ”he said.