Entrepreneurs from the tourism sector in Foz do Iguaçu are complaining about the fall of daily flights to the city's international airport. Foz do Iguaçu is one of the main tourist attractions in Brazil due to the Iguaçu Falls. And with the crisis, airlines ended up reducing the number of flights.
In the year of 2015, the airport daily received 23 flights. This year, it's only 18. Being the majority of the cuts was of routes connecting the lindeira city of Curitiba and Cuiabá, in Mato Grosso.
Passengers need to pay more to be able to travel with the change. Moreover, the journey is longer, with more connections. "Are about 700 seats / day, counting the months, per year are about 250 thousand passengers less," says the president of the Municipal Council of Tourism of Foz, Felipe Gonzalez. The main reason for the reduction of flights is related to the increase of the taxes that affect the fuel of the airplanes, comments, Felipe
The hotel sector is concerned about the reduction of flights in the city. According to the president of the hotel trade union, Carlos Silva, the demand for rooms declined because of all the difficulty, "Any unexpected cost, all the difficulty of access to a tourist destination disrupts any type of business, . But, thank God, Foz do Iguaçu is well served in this regard in large capitals, and in the course of time, we must have the resumption of those flights to Curitiba, which will strengthen and broaden the issue of flight opportunities to Foz do Iguaçu, "he points out.
One of the canceled flights, linking Foz to Curitiba, which operated at dawn, went back to operation. The expectation of the sector is that very soon another route between the two cities will be resumed, and that it will be as it was before.
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