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Suspension of flights in the US has a specific impact on Brazil


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The air chaos registered this Wednesday morning (11) in the United States, where all airlines had to suspend takeoffs from 9 am to 11 am (Brasília time) after a failure in a system, had specific effects in Brazil.

The Azul airline recorded delays in the takeoff of some flights, while Gol and Latam Brasil flights departed on schedule.

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About 4,000 flights were delayed this morning in the United States, according to the FlightAware tracking website. Another 600 domestic and international would have been cancelled.

“Azul informs that due to problems in the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America system registered this morning, flights AD 8703 (Fort Lauderdale-Viracopos) and AD 8709 (Orlando-Viracopos) suffered delays in takeoff”, informed the airline, in a note.

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“Azul highlights that the FAA system [autoridade aérea americana] it was back to normal in the morning and the boarding of customers resumed shortly thereafter”, he said. The company operates two daily flights to Florida and two daily flights to Orlando, departing from Viracopos airport, in Campinas (SP).

Also through its press office, Latam Brasil reported that its routes are operating normally. Flight LA8195 (Miami-São Paulo/Guarulhos) took off this morning without delay, according to the company. The airline operates 28 flights a week between Brazil and the United States, with destinations in Miami, New York, Boston and Orlando.

Gol – which operates daily flights between Brasília and Miami, and Brasília and Orlando – reported that the two flights that departed from Brazil this Wednesday morning were on time and there were no changes. Both flights return to the federal capital on schedule.

According to Gol, for the high season, until January 31, three more operations per week between Brasília and Orlando were included, totaling ten weekly flights on this route.

In the first quarter of 2022, the United States was the second main travel destination for Brazilians, only behind Europe, according to Abav (Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies).

According to the institution, until this Wednesday morning, there were no manifestations of Brazilian passengers in the American territory with difficulties to return to the country.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported this morning on its Twitter profile that “Air traffic operations are gradually resuming in the US after a nighttime interruption in the warning system to air missions that provides information security measures for flight crews. The impediment to takeoffs has been lifted.”

The White House said there was no evidence of a cyber attack.

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