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Government lifts flight restrictions on Santos Dumont and sets passenger limit

The Ministry of Ports and Airports revoked, this Wednesday (8), the resolution of the National Civil Aviation Council (Conac) that limited operations at Santos Dumont airport, in Rio de Janeiro, to flights arriving and departing within a radius of 400 kilometers.

From January 2024, the terminal will operate without destination restrictions, but with a limit of 6.5 million passengers per year.

According to the ministry, the measure takes place “to guarantee the best level of service to the population in accordance with the airport’s operational capacity”.

Through social media, the mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes (PSD), thanked minister Silvio Costa Filho, who in his words, “does what we asked for from the beginning. Security for Santos Dumont and encouragement for our international airport”, in reference to Galeão.

The decision came after a broad debate involving the city hall and the government of Rio de Janeiro, Infraero, the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac), the Federal Audit Court (TCU), airlines, concessionaires and other states. and municipalities.

The publication of the measure in the Official Gazette of the Union (DOU) will take place this week.

Source: CNN Brasil

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