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Airlines report challenges to expand regional aviation in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Currently, of the over 5,500 Brazilian municipalities, only about 100 have regularly scheduled regional flights. The expansion is hindered by issues such as lack of airport infrastructure, high fuel prices and the suspension of the Regional Aviation Development Program (Pdar), established by Law 13.097/15.

Deputy Eduardo Bismarck (PDT-CE), who proposed the debate, advocated the importance of regional aviation, connecting capitals and cities in the interior, places that often cannot be reached by land, particularly in the North and Midwest regions.

"On behalf of the Tourism Commission and other legislators, we intend to . . .

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