Next year’s soccer World Cup in Brazil will result in around 3,000 business aircraft flying into and within Brazil, according to trip-support group United Aviation Services. The company says private aircraft could carry as many as 11 percent of all fans traveling to games for the tournament, in part due to somewhat limited commercial airline service.
In response to this uptick in demand, UAS’s United Aviation Charter division is already taking steps to secure aircraft for trips during the competition, which will be staged in cities through Brazil from June 12 to July 13, 2014. It intends to offer exclusive access to empty-leg flights, and will also arrange hotel accommodation at what is expected to be a period of high demand for rooms.
“With São Paulo ready to open its first private business jet airport–Novo Aeroporto Executive–in time for World Cup 2014, our private jet travelers will have a viable option to the very busy Congonhas and Guarulhos commercial airline hubs,” said charter director Ammar Al-Mahmoud. “The new 9,200-foot runway will accommodate even the largest private jet, which is ideal for us when chartering football teams traveling on nonstop flights.”