The program Fly Brazil will not happen. The column learned from high-level sources in the airline industry that the cheap ticket program promised by the Lula government will not materialize.
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Voa Brasil would have offered airline tickets with a maximum value of R$200 for some categories of people who had not traveled in the last 12 months.
According to airline executives, the Fly Brazil would be economically unfeasible without the government’s commitment to reducing the price of kerosene from aviation (QAV), improve the access to credit for companies and resolve excess processes once and for all judicial that companies face.
In particular, excessive judicialization is costing billions of reais for airlines, which want a cap on the amounts paid in the tens of thousands of cases that passengers dissatisfied people start every year at Brazil.
Today the country accounts for around 70% of all legal disputes in the airline sector in the world.
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In negotiations, the Executive had managed to get the airlines to start the Fly Brazil even with just one of these conditions met. However, none were achieved by the government. And the atmosphere with the airlines turned sour.
The Ministry of Finance considered using the National Civil Aviation Fund (Fnac) as a guarantee for loans that would be granted to airlines by the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES).
Fnac would be financed through grants paid by privatized airports. However, even this possibility did not materialize.
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Not to mention that the judicial recovery of the Goalwhich could soon turn into bankruptcy for the airline, did not help the situation.
Minister had announced Voa Brasil for February 5th
The Minister of Ports and Airports, Silvio Costa Filho, announced that the Voa Brasil program would be launched on February 5th by the president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
However, the Planalto Palace had already canceled the date citing “issues of the President“.
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