Viracopos Airport creates incentive programme to increase routes and frequency

The Brazil Viracopos Airport Concessionaire has created a new incentive programme to increase the number of international flight routes and/or cargo frequency at Viracopos International Airport.

This step aims to strengthen the airport as an international cargo hub.

Some incentives allow the exemption of up to 100 percent of the landing costs.

“The new programme offers attractive, transparent and nondiscriminatory incentives and with them, the airport will further strengthen its positions as the largest cargo airport in Brazil. At Viracopos the airlines are always treated fairly and with equality, generating business opportunities,” said Viracopos Commercial director, Jorge Lobarinhas.

Companies already operating flights in Viracopos, or that intend to do so, may benefit, provided that they meet the eligibility requirements in a cumulative manner. In the case of codeshare flights, only the airline operating the flight will receive the incentive.

The new incentive programme will be in effect until December 31, 2017. According to the Viracopos Commercial Board, other commercial incentives that do not refer to fees can be negotiated separately.

The incentive proposal is valid for all cargo airlines that have regular commercial flights when they start an international route or frequency from/to Viracopos and the cumulatively meet the following requirements: 1) the airline must operate purely cargo aircraft; 2) the airline must operate a new international frequency and/or route having Viracopos as origin or destination with the flight published in HOTRAN in 2016 and 2017; and 3) the airline must maintain a minimum operational regularity of 80 percent during the month.

The incentive provides cargo airlines operating in Viracopos, in case of an additional frequency, 100 percent exemption of landing fees for the first 12 months of operation. In the case of new routes, the programme provides a landing fee exemption for the first 24 months of operation.

For new companies with operations of at least two regular weekly frequencies, a landing fee exemption of 100 percent is provided for the first 24 months of operation