Initially, the operation should only take place for executive aviation; the expectation is that opening for commercial travel will happen in 2023
Those using air transport will soon have another alternative for international flights. O Congonhas airport. “It is more a means of locomotion that we are going to have. From there, many options open up. Does it make life easier for passengers? Very very very.” The speech of the businessman Jeferson Ribas, user of the terminal, reflects the expectation with the new option. According to the National Civil Aviation Secretary, Ronei Glanzmann, at first, the operation will be only for executive aviation in the beginning of 2022, with the concession to the private initiative in the middle of 2023, opening the possibility of opening for the commercial aviation. “Infraero is already working on these international flights, in the first instance, in executive aviation and in a second, it is very likely and very credible that the concessionaires will invest in these airports in order to make them international.”
For customers, the proposal represents greater comfort and practicality and the novelty should include flights, mainly for the South America. “We will certainly not see flights from these locations to very distant locations, North America, Europe and Asia, precisely because of restrictions on their operational capacity. But for the South American market, Santiago in Chile, Buenos Aires in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, we understand that it is very feasible ”, said Ronei Glanzmann. Travelers welcome the measure. Accustomed to efficient connections between airports around the world, Romanian Sorin Oltian thinks there will be improvements. “I am sure that the Brazilian authorities will organize the airport well and make it attractive to more tourists, because Guarulhos airport is further away, despite being larger. But yes, I see this movement with good eyes ”, he said. For internationalization, stations will be installed by the Federal Police, the Federal Revenue Service, the National Health Surveillance Agency and the Agricultural Surveillance. Santos Dummont Airport, in Rio de Janeiro, must also follow the same path as Congonhas receiving international flights. Both will be auctioned next year.
* With information from reporter Daniel Lian