A balance sheet released by Vinci Airports, which took over the administration of the airports of Rio Branco and Cruzeiro do Sul, in January this year, showed that there was a 7.2% growth in passenger circulation, compared to the first half of 2019, with the same period this year.
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According to the data, this year, 185,000 passengers passed through the Rio Branco airport in a period of six months. The company takes this increase into account because 2019 was still a pre-pandemic period for Covid-19.
Vinci Airports, through a 30-year Concession Agreement, signed with the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac), began managing Rio Branco airport on January 25th. In all, the company won seven airports in the North Region in the April 2021 auction.
In relation to last year, the administrator said that this jump was even greater, with an increase of 72%. As a result, the capital’s airport was the second fastest growing in the northern region, behind only Boa Vista Airport.
The data also show that in the second half of this year alone, 78,000 passengers passed through the capital’s airport. In all, more than 1,800 flights were carried out in the same period.
In 2022, there were 3,646 takeoffs, an increase of 11% compared to the same period in 2021 and 20% compared to 2019.