Embratur negotiates the return of flights to Germany
The Agency met with the German airline Condor to align the resumption of the company's operation in the national territory with the Germany-Brazil flights, suspended since 2019.
The meeting was also attended by members of the São Paulo International Airport (GRU Airport), one of the main hubs in Latin America. During the meeting, the director of Marketing, Intelligence and Communication of Embratur, Karisa Nogueira, highlighted the Agency's interest in cooperating with the airline and detailed the importance of Germany for Brazilian tourism, since historically, it is the second European country that sends more travelers to Brazil, only behind Portugal.
Condor's new market manager, Oliver Feess, was enthusiastic about the possibility of returning to operations in Brazil. According to him, the company plans to finish planning for the 2023 season in the coming weeks and Brazil is one of the destinations listed.
Last Wednesday, Embratur was present at an event that made official the expansion of JetSmart's operations in Brazil. In a ceremony held in Rio de Janeiro, the airline announced that it will start, in December this year, direct flights between the Brazilian city with Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
According to the company, in just 15 days around 8,000 tickets have already been purchased for the two new routes, making up JetSmart's best international route launch in the last five years.
Last month, the Agency met with members of the São Paulo International Airport (GRU Airport) and the European low-cost airline, Virgin Atlantic. In June, during Fiexpo Latin America, held in Panama, Embratur participated in a meeting with Copa Airlines. After the meeting, the company confirmed new routes to Porto Alegre, Manaus, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo until the end of 2022.
The Brazilian government has adopted measures that will further enhance the attraction of foreign tourists to the country. Thanks to an Interministerial Ordinance that relaxed the rules for foreigners disembarking in Brazil, only proof of vaccination or tests for the detection of Covid carried out up to 72 hours before boarding will be required, including those not vaccinated.