Brazil's air sector registers in January the best month since the start of the pandemic

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Brazil's air sector registers in January the best month since the start of the pandemic
Tue February 23, 2021

The average percentage of aircraft occupancy in the domestic market was 81.7%


The January 2021 data for the Brazilian airline industry was the most positive since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil. According to the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac), the number of passengers on domestic flights last month was 6.09 million, the highest volume recorded since March 2020.

Anac's survey shows that the average occupancy rate for aircraft in the domestic market in January 2021 was 81.7%, a reduction of 4.4% compared to last year. In the last 12 months, the rate was 79.2%.

According to data published by Anac, even with the good figures for January 2021, the sector still faces challenges. In the last 12 months, 42 million domestic passengers were transported, less than the number registered in the same period in 2020.

SUPPORT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT - Since the beginning of the pandemic, the federal government has acted to reduce the effects of Covid-19 on tourism, protecting its workers and tourists. The actions involved initiatives such as Provisional Measure 936, which allowed flexibility in wages and working hours; MP 948, which regulated relations with the consumer in the segment, and MP 963, which guaranteed R $ 5 billion for the granting of loans through the General Tourism Fund (Fungetur).

The Ministry of Tourism also launched the Seal of Responsible, Clean and Safe Tourism, which already has more than 26 thousand members. It is a visual signal that identifies tourist establishments and guides that have declared their commitment to adopt biosecurity protocols to protect tourists and workers against Covid-19. And, in this way, enable tourist activities to resume in a safer way in Brazil.

The stamp is available for 15 tourist activities, such as lodging, theme parks, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, convention centers, fairs, exhibitions, tourist guides, among others. Each segment has a specific health protocol, developed in partnership with companies and institutions linked to the sector (commerce), based on international guidelines. There is also a protocol aimed exclusively at tourists, with attitudes of each one that protect all. The documents were validated by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa). 

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