When will airline tickets come out in Brazil?


Eduardo Sanovicz, president of Abear

That air tickets to Brazil are costlier, there’s nothing to argue. The statistics are there to show this post-pandemic improve. In February 2017, the typical home price was reached R$430 and at this time it’s inside R$630. Nonetheless removed from the R$ 900 in 2003, the primary 12 months of free pricing within the Brazilian aviation, after many years of tariff bands which have diminished competitors between corporations to virtually zero.

The success of the fare launch has been seen: along with the drop in airline ticket costs (the typical has dropped from R$ 930 to R$ 430), the variety of tickets bought has skyrocketed. From 30 million in 2003 to a document 117 million in 2014 and 2015 (in Brazil and worldwide). Beginning this 12 months, there have been declines in 2016 and 2017 and a stabilization in 2018 and 2019, after we reached 119 million tickets bought (each home and worldwide).

  • What are the prospects for airline tickets to change into cheaper and for passenger numbers to extend? The equation is difficult, however doable, in line with the President of Abear, Eduardo Sanoviczin an unique dialog with PANROTAS.

  • The primary time the Brazilian Affiliation of Airways (Abear) predicted 200 million tickets bought yearly in Brazil, it was focusing on 2020.

  • With the disaster of the sector between 2014 and 2019, this milestone has moved to 2027. Now the entity doesn’t dare to set a brand new date. However sure, the circumstances for the sector to develop once more and change into democratic once more and never for the wealthy few.

  • The 2022 numbers present a transparent market restoration, much more so after a pandemic, however Abear’s postponed targets and BRL 200 improve within the common fare present that we nonetheless have lots to catch up and conquer.

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Even so, Sanovicz is eager to show, with numbers, that aviation in Brazil does not dwell on costly tickets alone. They’re costlier, however with planning you could find cheaper costs.

The Anac numbers show it:

  • Em October 2012the typical price was R$558.43.

  • 57% have been fares as much as R$500.

  • 31% between BRL 500 and BRL 1,000.
  • Em October 2022the image has worsened, however not as a lot as one imagines.

  • 47.6% (a lower of ten proportion factors) are fares under BRL 500.

  • 37.2% between R$500 and R$1,000. And 15.2% are charges above R $ 1,000.

  • The common price for that month was R$638.36.


The explanations for this tariff improve are recognized and broadly promoted by Abear:

– improve in aviation gasoline: the liter of QAV jumped from R$ 1.85 in 2013 to R$ 4.92 in 2022;

– change price rise: the greenback purchased R$ 2.16 in 2013 and R$ 5.16 in 2022, after a peak of R$ 5.40 in 2021;

– pandemic losses (40 billion reais), which should be recovered, since Brazil, in contrast to the USA and different international locations, didn’t have a program for the restoration of the sector, in lots of instances with an injection of sources ;

– the dearth of alignment of sector guidelines in Brazil with the remainder of the world, as occurred for luggage pricing (already resolved), however not but in instances similar to the value of gasoline within the nation and points resulting in the judicialization of aviation, for instance within the case of pure climate circumstances that paralyze operations

– solely in Brazil, in line with Abear, the airline is answerable for these delays;

– additionally the ICMS, paid by the States, is a tax which, in line with Abear, exists solely in Brazil and makes the ultimate worth of the gasoline much more costly.

“If in the USA gasoline accounts for 22% of the ticket value and in Europe for twenty-four%, in Brazil it’s 40%”, explains Sanovicz.

PANROTAS / Filip Calixto


So how will we get again to extra aggressive aviation, with reasonably priced costs and extra flights and extra passengers? For Sanovicz, when will the airways handle to resolve the bottlenecks talked about above, when will the circumstances of competitiveness return and, to make the method much more troublesome, when will the Brazilians have the buying energy of years in the past once more.

Because of this, each he and the presidents of the Abear associates have already made an actual tour of the brand new ministries, given that each one this depends upon the financial coverage led by Fernando Haddad, passing by means of the Minister of Tourism, Daniela Carneiro, to plead for extra flights and extra competitiveness for the sector which is among the pillars of the trade it represents, to the Ministries of Mines and Vitality and of Ports and Airports. The minister, amongst different issues, who has simply arrived surprisingly at Tourism, has already made the air ticket value agenda one in all his priorities.

Due to this fact, don’t count on a discount for tomorrow, even with the substitute of flights misplaced as a result of pandemic. Skyrocketing prices, rich Brazilians or enterprise vacationers cramming planes, and the still-shaky economic system aren’t the clear skies the trade expects.

The president of Abear additionally provides the significance of a tourism promotion program each internally and internationally, to assist these progress circumstances.

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Minister Márcio França and Eduardo Sanovicz

Minister Márcio França and Eduardo Sanovicz


Test under a part of the chat we had with Eduardo Sanovicz, president of Abear on the subject of ticket costs and others which might be on the aviation agenda, such because the state of affairs on the airports of Congonhas (SP), Santos Dumont (RJ ) and Galeão (RJ).

PANROTAS / Emerson Souza

Eduardo Sanovicz

Eduardo Sanovicz

PANROTAS – There are a number of factors that you just listed for the sector to change into extra democratic once more, together with alignment with worldwide practices, bringing the prices of Brazilian airways nearer to their world rivals… In different phrases, a really advanced equation. However is it doable?

EDUARDO SANOVICZ – There’s not a lot selection. Both this alignment is finished or we comply with totally different laws and assume increased prices. It is about selecting which aviation we need to have.

PANROTAS – Now we have seen some measures to cut back the QAV by Petrobras and in addition to cut back the ICMS in some states. However on one in all these events you stated it was nonetheless inadequate. How glad will you be?

SANOVICZ – It isn’t sufficient as a result of all these processes, whereas constructive, don’t tackle the core of the issue, as within the case of gasoline costs. If we return to prices a decade in the past, the information exhibits we will as soon as once more give entry to extra individuals (in aviation). There are a number of facets, as I stated earlier than: kerosene, infrastructure, consumption capability of the Brazilians… Since 2013, kerosene has elevated by 121%. An 11% discount is just not enough to cowl this improve. The change price (greenback) jumped from R$ 2.16 to R$ 5.16. The sector suffered a lack of BRL 40 billion with the pandemic and we didn’t have a authorities help bundle like in different international locations. Every firm has chosen its personal restoration path. The PIS/Cofins ticket income exemption measure (to be voted on by Might) will generate financial savings of BRL 530 million yearly for the trade, in line with Federal Income Service calculations. That’s, half a billion reais. What concerning the different R$39.5 billion?

PANROTAS – You’re asking for alignment with world aeronautical guidelines. Alternatively, are the nationwide airways consistent with world aviation indices and greatest practices?

SANOVICZ – We comply with the North American benchmark, which is closest to our trade. The punctuality of Brazilian airways is superior to American ones. We had two nationwide corporations, Azul and Latam, among the many most punctual on the earth. Our luggage supply price matches the USA and exceeds the European price. Now we have numbers to be pleased with.

PANROTAS – Is it unfair then that many see aviation as a villain proper now, on account of excessive tariffs?

SANOVICZ – When costs go up, and we have seen that they do, the buyer sees what’s in entrance of him. What are the airways? He does not see Petrobras, the justice, which prices the sector R$ 100 million a 12 months, he does not see the foundations that exist solely in Brazil.

PANROTAS – Does the alignment of some measures to the worldwide customary of the sector find yourself producing this sort of notion? A sure unpopularity, as within the case of luggage that’s now not free…

SANOVICZ – Sadly, after we moved from baggage to a system the place the value (of luggage) is just not diluted for everybody, prices exploded instantly after. Once more it’s a matter of deciding which aviation we wish. And I am not theoretical, however quite goal. With the fitting circumstances, we’ll return to delivering merchandise with a decrease common ticket, carrying extra passengers… We’re not glad with this market actuality. We need to attain 200 million individuals who journey. However corporations need to be alive for this.

PANROTAS – Is there a fourth airline within the nation that lowers costs?

SANOVICZ – The market is open, even for overseas traders (since 2018). When the market grows, everybody helps one another, as occurred with Avianca, which grew up within the years when the sector was doing very effectively. When that market stops rising and prices go up, some cannot sustain. We assist competitors, even public competitors with foreigners, however I repeat that the circumstances are wanted to return to progress.

PANROTAS / Artur Luiz Andrade

Santos Dumont Airport

Santos Dumont Airport

PANROTAS – What’s Abear’s place with respect to the Santos Dumont/Galeão rip-off, which have their concession paralyzed, and in addition with respect to the rise in flights to Congonhas, which already has a really restricted service construction for vacationers?

SANOVICZ – As for Congonhas, we’re a regulated enterprise and adjust to the necessities of the authorities. However we defend that the Anac should situation this improve in provide on an enchancment in infrastructure. There’s nonetheless time to do it, with changes involving all events. In any other case, all of the brokers concerned should be extra attentive and vigilant, in order that there aren’t any instances such because the latest ones of the jet that closed the airport or the drone that interrupted operations. We’re in favor of the federal government’s airport concession program, the experiences have been good for passengers. The prices of working at these airports have elevated for airways, however we nonetheless assume they’re value it. As for the case of Galeão and Santos Dumont, we’re following it, however and not using a place but, as a result of we do not know what the proposal, the mannequin is. Personally, I believe the mannequin ought to take note of the demand in Galeão, which depends upon Rio’s financial restoration, mobility points, working prices, and the age-old situation of selling tourism.

PANROTAS – The Air Power, by means of Abear, has sought varied options with the federal government in isolation. In different instances, it joins Tourism. How do you see this collaboration between aviation and tourism?

SANOVICZ – Allow us to be part of forces and proceed to assist joint G20 initiatives. However it isn’t at all times doable to have measures that serve all sectors, as we now have totally different firm constructions. However we should transfer ahead collectively and deepen this closeness and customary applications. And perceive when there are measures that don’t match aviation or vice versa.

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