Airlines must present, within 10 days, a plan to the federal government to try to contain the increase in the cost of tickets. The statement was made by the Minister of Ports and Airports, Silvio Costa Filho, who met with airline representatives on Tuesday night (14), in Brasília. The minister also criticized what he called “abusive increases” in some sections.
“We know that the increase in airfares is a global issue. In Europe, in the United States, we have had an increase in airfares. What we cannot accept and allow are abusive increases that have harmed the Brazilian population,” stated Costa Filho.
“What we are doing is talking, looking for alternatives, trying to convince airlines about the importance of lowering ticket prices. In some cases, it is true, we buy tickets for R$200, R$ R$300, R$400, in some sections. But, there are others that went from R$1,500 to R$3,500, R$4,000, which are unjustifiable”, argued Costa Filho. He also recalled that the price of aviation kerosene dropped by around 14% this year.