Brazil plane tickets & flights
Hopefully this page will be of good use to you when planning your Brazil trip.
Most possibly you will go on a leisure trip, but as the economy of this country emerges, so does the importance of business travel. We are trying to satisfy the needs of all categories of travelers with this little guide to Brazil air travel opportunities.
The country has quite a big number of airports on the southeast, but less in the north where it is scarcely populated. By air you can also fly in to north-central Brazil, where the famous Amazon rainforest is.
Numerous between large and small cities as well. The big airlines offer you the advantages of the fashionable and efficient online booking systems, but small local or regional carriers might not even have good online presence.
For understanding which airline flies where, please consult the list of airlines, presented a little bit lower.
Low cost airlines have appeared in Brazil too, offering budget air travel chances for the students, backpackers and low-budget travelers wanting to visit the big cities. These possibilities are modest, though, if we compare them to what exists in Europe and North America.
Brazil is well connected to Europe and the United States. Other aerial routes link it to Latin American countries and Africa especially.
If you are travelling to Brazil from Europe, then Portugal, France or Germany will be among your best choices when searching for a carrier to take you there (Lufthansa, TAP Portugal and Air France have very good links to the "country of samba").
TAM is Brazil's flag carrier, while VARIG and Gol are other important ones that every traveler must verify for schedules and fares.
Airlines serving Brazil
Here are Brazil's most important airlines.
One of the main airlines in the country.
Serves South-, Central American and Caribbean destinations exclusively.
Airline based in Rio de Janeiro owned by Avianca from Colombia.
OceanAir flies to 23 cities in Brazil.
The flag carrier of Brazil and also the busiest airline of the southern hemisphere.
TAM is your top choice for getting in and out of Brazil. They tend to have lower fares than major airlines that getting in from other countries.
TAM connects a very large number of Brazilian cities, but also offers you the possibility to reach Western Europe and North America.
VARIG is owned by Gol, which is another major player on the Brazilian market.
VARIG flies to the big cities of Brazil and also has many foreign destinations in the following countries: USA, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, Surname, French Guyana, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Costa Rica, Aruba, Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, Angola, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Nigeria, Cape Verde, South Africa.
Various other carriers
Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have the best connections with the rest of the World through a tremendous number of major air carriers. Salvador, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte and Recife also have adequate aerial links with the World.
Destinations, major airports in Brazil
Belo Horizonte Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport
Boa Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede International Airport
Brasília International Airport - President Juscelino Kubitschek
Cruzeiro do Sul International Airport
Cuiabá Marechal Rondon International Airport
Florianópolis Hercílio Luz International Airport
Fortaleza Pinto Martins International Airport
Foz do Iguaçu International Airport
João Pessoa Goiânia Santa Genoveva Airport
Manaus Eduardo Gomes International Airport
Natal São Gonçalo do Amarante International Airport
Porto Alegre Salgado Filho International Airport
Porto Velho Governador Jorge Teixeira de Oliveira International Airport
Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport
Recife Guararapes International Airport/Gilberto Freyre International Airport
Rio de Janeiro/Galeão - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
São José dos Pinhais Afonso Pena International Airport
São Paulo Airport/Congonhas Airport
São Paulo/Guarulhos – Governor André Franco Montoro International Airport
Vitória/Goiabeiras Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport
Last modified/updated: November 20, 2009