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Air Traffic figures regarding Fifa Worldcup in Brazil

January 12, 2014

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Brazil will host the next Fifa World Cup from June 12 to July 13 2014. This worldwide event is a one not to miss. The country has been preparing for the 2 years for this event and investing a total of 9 billion euros to host the teams, sport staff, officials and all the supporters coming from all around the world.

A Worldwide scale event

Starting June 12th 2014, the country will be hosting 3.3 million Brazilians and more than 600,000 foreigners. Overall, one estimates the consumers global onsite spending to more than 3 billion dollars and the global job creation around 600 000.

A massive influx of travelers

The country and infrastructures need to be ready to welcome this traveler “tsunami”. According to the former Minister and President of the Olympic Authority (Rio 2016), the Sao Paulo International Airport “Guarulhos” which hosted around 24.6 million passengers in 2010 is expected to welcome 38.9 million passengers in 2014 and 52.7 million passengers once renovated. Not forgetting the rest of the Brazilian International Airports that will also enjoy the great benefits of these prospects.

A worldwide crowd

Supporters will be coming from all around the globe. According to Embratur (the Brazilian Tourism Agency), Fifa has achieved to sell 6.2 million tickets during the first phase of sales in which 2 million or one third are bought from abroad:

  • 1. The United States (374 065)
  • 2. Argentina (266 937)
  • 3. Germany (134 899)
  • 4. Chili (102 288)
  • 5. The United Kingdom(96 780)
  • 6. Australia(88 082)
  • 7. Japan (69 806)
  • 8. Colombia (55 379)
  • 9. Canada (49 968)

France alone has requested 40,000 tickets which is assumed to increase even further now that their local football team has been qualified.

Forecast of passenger flow by continent towards the Latin America region

Towards South America

2012

2014

2016

USA

69 713 000

77 234 000

85 239 000

Europe

23 015 000

25 328 000

28 139 000

Africa

523 000

613 000

712 000

Asia

466 000

551 000

638 000

Middle East

380 000

501 000

627 000

Source: IATA WATS 2013

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