Embratur, Brazil’s Agency for International Tourism Promotion, is negotiating to increase flight service into the South American nation, according to agency officials.

Following meetings with various international airport and airline executives at the recent Routes World Conference in Las Vegas, Embratur is “committed to increasing routes between the national territory and the most varied international destinations”.

Brazil has “practically equalled” its airline capacity from 2019, reaching 94.7% of its airline seats operation in 2022. The country recorded 4,247 international arrivals in September 2022, an increase of 6.1% compared with August.

The figure also represents the country’s highest recorded arrivals in 2022 (exceeding the 4,003 recorded in August). Between January and September 2022, Brazil hosted 84 new flights and 107 new flight frequencies, according to Embratur data. Agency officials confirmed that Brazil will implement 106 new flights and 101 added flight frequencies by June 2023.

The agency’s goal is to “seek the consolidation of new routes to Brazil,” Silvio Nascimento, Embratur’s president, explained. They also want to increase “the number of foreign tourists” while “fostering the development of the international air network to Brazil.”

Embratur is highlighting the Brazilian state of Rio in its promotional campaigns, home of one of the voted New 7 Wonders of the World, the Cristo Redentor, and is targeting rising arrivals at Rio de Janeiro International Airport. Brazil also uniquely hosts, on a shared basis, two other official Wonders, specifically the New 7 Wonders of Nature of the Amazon and Iguazu Falls.