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Resumption of South Africa-Brazil Direct Flights to Boost Tourism and Commerce

Published September 21, 2023
9 months ago

Brazil and South Africa are ready to take off in September, reconnecting after a lengthy lull forced by the Covid-19 pandemic. São Paulo and Johannesburg will be connected directly, thanks to this strategic move expected to foster business, leisure, and effortlessly merge the rich culture, natural beauty and the economic potentials of both nations.

The resumption plan got a nod from Latin America's airline powerhouse, LATAM, alongside South African Airways, both set to inaugurate new paths in early September. Direct services from Cape Town and Johannesburg to São Paulo focus on shortening travel times and propelling an easy transition between the continents.

Brazil's Tourism Board, EMBRATUR, is positive about the development, affirming it as a testament to the burgeoning cultural and economic ties being forged between the two nations. With added benefits of direct flights and the considerably reduced travel time, tourism and commerce are expected to gather pace on both ends.

Marcelo Freixo, president of the Brazilian Tourism Board, believes the geographical parallels drawn with this plan are vital in establishing a promising tourism clientele on both sides. He emphasized the significance of infrastructure in elevating visitor experiences, thus the determination to provide a top-notch flight experience.

The airline industry across the continent is showing signs of revival, with Cape Verde also announcing the resumption of flights to Fortaleza in Ceará, connecting Northern Africa with the northeastern regions of Brazil.

Travellers can expect state-of-the-art aircraft and a plethora of fare options, catering to a spectrum of customer needs and guaranteeing a superior experience. The new flight routes promise to bring the wonders of Brazil closer to African travellers, unveiling a trove of exploration opportunities spanning across São Paulo, Salvador, and Rio de Janeiro.

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