airfare for domestic flights has an average increase of 8% in 2019

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The price of airline tickets on domestic flights (within the country) registered an average increase of 8% in 2019, according to data from the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac) to which G1 had access.

2019 was marked by the suspension of Avianca’s activities, which at the time was one of the four largest airlines in the country. The company filed for bankruptcy and, in November, the administrator recommended that the bankruptcy be decreed.

Avianca’s departure from the Brazilian market reduced, at first, the number of available flights, which generated pressure on the price of tickets.

At the end of May last year, the Avianca crisis led Anac to suspend the company’s operations in the country. According to data from Anac, only in that month the price of tickets for domestic flights increased by 31.2%, in comparison with the same month of 2018. In June, another increase, of 34.6%.

The agency’s data also points out that the average price of tickets for domestic flights fell again at the end of 2019. In November, the reduction was 7.4%, compared to the same month of 2018. In December, the decrease was 5.7%.

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