Excessive season tourism ought to achieve momentum in Santa Catarina this yr. Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras introduced on Tuesday morning (20) direct flights from Florianopolis to Montevideo, Uruguay. The brand new air route begins working on December 21, within the peak season.
The announcement was made at Floripa Airport and was attended by Zurich Airport CEO Ricardo Gesse, Azul Grid Planning Supervisor Vitor Silva and representatives of native, private and non-private tourism commerce.
The brand new route is designed to satisfy the wants of consumers on the lookout for sensible routes to the capital of Uruguay. What’s new is that flights start in December and can run all through 2023.
“We now have been working loads on the problem of the air community […] Passenger numbers are anticipated to extend by 5 to 7% since Zurich’s administration board, ”emphasizes Fábio Marques, Director of Operations, Floripa Airport.
Based on Azul, the flights can be operated by the next-generation Embraer E2 jets, with 136 seats and facilities resembling dwell SKY TV, particular person electrical shops, in addition to the enlarged inside house and noise discount supplied by the brand new engines.
“The enlargement of worldwide connections at Florianópolis airport is a significant growth purpose for our community, and there are plans to fly to Montevideo. We consider that two flights every week is only the start of the route, which can stay and can proceed to develop, ”says the president of the airport.
Tourism Secretary Juliano Richter Pires congratulated the capital on opening the borders. “Excellent news! It reveals that Florianópolis and Santa Catarina are heading in the right direction. Florianópolis is like heat bread, it sells properly. I hope we will set up extra routes sooner or later,” says the secretary.
The corporate depends on Montevideo
Positioned on the shores of the Rio de la Plata, the capital of Uruguay is understood for its vital monuments resembling Plaza de la Independencia, Palacio Salvo, Teatro Solis and the well-known Mercado del Puerto
Azul consultant Fabio Campos, when requested to decide on Montevideo over Buenos Aires, emphasizes that the corporate sees the brand new route as a chance for tourism and financial growth.
“Tourism in Uruguay has been very underutilized by corporations, and we will now see that the Brazilian market is rather more within the nation, which brings extra advantages to the corporate,” he says.
Campos additionally factors out that in the mean time the corporate is just not occupied with reconnecting with the Argentinean nation. “Argentina is experiencing a really particular second in its historical past. The pandemic struck in another way from Brazil, not solely economically but additionally politically. And Azul has to be taught that this isn’t a market by which he’ll instantly get , ”he explains.
New seasonal nets
In the course of the occasion, the corporate additionally introduced particulars of recent flights for this season, with routes to Recife (PE), Cuiabá (MT), Santo Ângelo, Pelotas, Passo Fundo, Santa Maria and Uruguay (RS).
From November 11, Azul introduced common flights between Florianópolis and Goiânia with three weekly frequencies. “Connecting to Goiânia is a victory for Azul,” says Beatriz Barbi, the corporate’s planning supervisor.
The corporate presently operates in Florianópolis with the next routes: Viracopos, Foz do Iguaçu, Santos Dumont, Chapecó, Porto Alegre and Confins (MG).
The CEO factors out that, by way of promotion, it’s as much as the federal government and the tourism trade to advertise marketed locations. “We now have to promote. The extra we promote, the extra individuals will come. We now have to go away Santa Catarina in individuals’s minds, she emphasizes.
Strategic plan for Florianopolis
In the course of the speech, the Nationwide Diversification and Internationalization Plan for the Capital Metropolis was introduced. The undertaking offers incentives, each on the highway and aviation market.
“This [Plano de Diversificação Doméstica e Internacionalização] is the results of Azul’s partnership with the federal government of Santa Catarina to broaden our community. What Zurich has finished with Florianópolis airport is unprecedented, ”says Azul’s director of institutional relations, Fábio Campos.
For home flights, the airport seeks enlargement and diversification, encouraging airways to open up new markets by common service. The purpose is to broaden into areas resembling Northeast, Midwest, Southeast and Intra-South.
Internationally, analysis is performed on American and European airways. Actions have additionally been outlined to encourage the opening of tariffs to Latin American markets with the goal of extending locations to South America.
At present, within the case of home tourism, the Intermodal Venture goals to implement new highway routes between the primary vacationer points of interest within the nation. The concept is just not solely to develop tourism to the capital of Santa Catarina, but additionally to allow individuals to journey to different areas of the state.
“With the pandemic, Brazilians have turn into extra enthusiastic about touring in Brazil. Not solely Brazilians, but additionally South Individuals, ”Campos concludes. “Our function is to be a gateway airport,” concluded Jerco Bacic, director of aviation actions at Floripa Airport.
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