hardiwv
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Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:21 pm

INFRAERO realeased today consolidated number of pax traffic movement in Brazil in the first semester of 2007:

Numbers are in millions pax.

National pax movement:

1. CGH-Congonhas - 8,9 (-0,80%)
2. BSB-Brasília - 5,3 (+10,18%)
3. GRU-Guarulhos - 4,7 (+24,80%)
4. GIG-Galeão - 3,8 (+6,10%)
5. SSA-Salvador - 2,8 (+13,47%)
6. POA-Porto Alegre - 1,9 (+15,71%)
7. REC-Recife - 1,9 (-1,35%)
8. CNF-Confins - 1,9 (+6,15%)
9. CWB-Curitiba - 1,8 (+9,88%)
10. SDU-Santos Dumont - 1,8 (+6,87)

BRAZIL - 48,9 (+10,48%)

International movement:

1. GRU-Guarulhos - 4,0 (-6,50%)
2. GIG-Galeão - 1,1 (-9,16%)

BRAZIL - 6,2 (-4,46%)

Total (domestic + international):

1. CGH-Congonhas - 8,9 (-0,80%)
2. GRU-Guarulhos - 8,8 (+8,00%)
3. BSB-Brasília - 5,3 (+10,02%)
4. GIG-Galeão - 4,7 (+2,22%)
5. SSA-Salvador - 3,0 (+13,78%)
6. POA-Porto Alegre - 2,2 (+16,12%)
7. REC-Recife - 2,0 (-1,15%)
8. CNF-Confins - 1,9 (+6,77%)
9. CWB-Curitiba - 1,9 ((+8,32%)
10. FOR-Fortaleza - 1,8 (+16,16%)

BRAZIL - 55,0 (+8,58%)

With the decision to relocate part of flights from CGH to GRU we can expect a solid growth of GRU in coming months. In the last semester, GRU already showed a major growth of 24% in domestic pax, which will be even stronger during the rest of the year. We can expect that by the end of the year GRU will become again Brazil's no.1 airport.

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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:28 pm

I'm just posting the missing top ten international airports...

3. Salvador - 213.237 (+18,06%)
4. Porto Alegre - 176.089 (+21,04%)
5. Fortaleza - 130.318 (+6,46%)
6. Florianópolis - 120.232 (+26,03%)
7. Natal - 117.531 (-13,00%)
8. Recife - 86.753 (+3,50%)
9. Manaus - 50.254 (+101,06%)
10. Curitiba - 33.944 (-9,05%)
 
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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:13 pm

Quoting C010T3 (Reply 1):
3. Salvador - 213.237 (+18,06%)
4. Porto Alegre - 176.089 (+21,04%)
5. Fortaleza - 130.318 (+6,46%)
6. Florianópolis - 120.232 (+26,03%)
7. Natal - 117.531 (-13,00%)
8. Recife - 86.753 (+3,50%)
9. Manaus - 50.254 (+101,06%)
10. Curitiba - 33.944 (-9,05%)

MAO is for the first time in the top 10 list, and with the start of TAM's MAO-CCS will climb even more positions.

It will be interesting to know the amount of traffic which will be diverted out of CGH to other aiports and whether CGH will manage to secure its position in the top 3 league.

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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:37 pm

Thanks for the interesting info!

Do you have any breakdown by airlines?

Do you think GRU will cope with all that growth,due to CGH, or that the expected deteriorating conditions and constraints will move international traffic elsewhere?
 
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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:03 am

Quoting Hardiwv (Thread starter):
We can expect that by the end of the year GRU will become again Brazil's no.1 airport.

However, it is possible that we will not see such healthy growth numbers across the country for a while. TAM is reporting bookings down and Gol slowed down growth plans. The effect of the TAM accident is temporary, true. On the other hand, Brazil's economic growth has a history of wide variability and the tides could turn with commodity prices.
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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:09 am

Quoting Tiago701 (Reply 3):
Do you have any breakdown by airlines?

Sorry, I dont. But maybe our friend Lipe could help us with this information. In general lines, I would say TAM dominates airports such as GRU, CGH, and BSB, while GOL has the edge in airports such as GIG, CNF and POA.

Of the international carriers, the biggest in Brazil are AR, LA, AA, TP, AF-KL, DL respectively.

Quoting Tiago701 (Reply 3):
Do you think GRU will cope with all that growth,due to CGH, or that the expected deteriorating conditions and constraints will move international traffic elsewhere?

Tiago, GRU has certain limitations to cope with the relocation of flights from CGH, however, the limitation is restricted to certain time slots: from 6am to 10am and from 9pm until 11pm. In the other time slots of the day GRU has still many slots and conditions to receive more flights.

All in all, airlines should try to develop other hubs in airports which could receive more frequencies such as GIG and CNF (i.e. GOL is already doing this in GIG and TAM in BSB). The principle of funnelling all flights to a single airport is at question here and it would be healthier for Brazilian aviation to have more hubs, although this would impact airlines cost optimization. It was mentioned many times that Sao Paulo could cope with O&D traffic alone, while other hubs could serve as connections so that flights are distributed more evenly.

GRU capacity will be boosted with the new terminal 3 due to open in 2010 and with the speed rail link with downtown also to open in 2010, construction of both are to start this year.

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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:12 am

Quoting Incitatus (Reply 4):
On the other hand, Brazil's economic growth has a history of wide variability and the tides could turn with commodity prices

Your correlation between Brazilian economic growth, commodity prices and civil aviation growth is perfect and I could not agree more with you.

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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:44 am

Do you guys have the data by airline?
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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:46 am

Next month will show us some surprises as it will be the first month compared to a last year month without RG operations and also the first month where CGH will be probably handle less than 1.2 million pax.

Quoting Tiago701 (Reply 3):
Do you have any breakdown by airlines?



Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 7):
Do you guys have the data by airline?

It's very difficult because statistics are different between ANAC (which controls airlines) and INFRAERO (the airports). While ANAC counts only boarding passengers, INFRAERO keep the track of connections. I have some data at my home computer about Gol and TAM check-ins in average on each airport, what i'm trying to do is a model that can show us a good number without seasonal factors.

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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:00 am

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 8):
It's very difficult because statistics are different between ANAC (which controls airlines) and INFRAERO (the airports). While ANAC counts only boarding passengers, INFRAERO keep the track of connections. I have some data at my home computer about Gol and TAM check-ins in average on each airport, what i'm trying to do is a model that can show us a good number without seasonal factors

Thank you Felipe...
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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:59 pm

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 8):
I have some data at my home computer about Gol and TAM check-ins in average on each airport, what i'm trying to do is a model that can show us a good number without seasonal factors.

Would be great to have the numbers.

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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:14 pm

Quoting Hardiwv (Thread starter):
Total (domestic + international):

1. CGH-Congonhas - 8,9 (-0,80%)
2. GRU-Guarulhos - 8,8 (+8,00%)
3. BSB-Brasília - 5,3 (+10,02%)
4. GIG-Galeão - 4,7 (+2,22%)
5. SSA-Salvador - 3,0 (+13,78%)
6. POA-Porto Alegre - 2,2 (+16,12%)
7. REC-Recife - 2,0 (-1,15%)
8. CNF-Confins - 1,9 (+6,77%)
9. CWB-Curitiba - 1,9 ((+8,32%)
10. FOR-Fortaleza - 1,8 (+16,16%)

BRAZIL - 55,0 (+8,58%)

These are the following top destination in total pax traffic:

11. SDU-Santos Dumont - 1,8 (+6,87%)
12. FLN-Florianópolis - 1,1 (+16,00%)
13. BEL-Belém - 995.475 (+20,96%)
14. MAO-Manaus - 956.192 (+20,40%)
15. VIX-Vitória - 961.761 ((+17,23%)
16. NAT-Natal - 777.523 (+11,54%)
17. GYN-Goiânia - 766.380 (+16,05%)
18. CGB-Cuiabá - 548.952 (+23,05%)
19. PLU-Pampulha - 506.832 (+29.04%)
20. MCZ-Maceió - 469.440 (+8,91%)

BRASIL - 55.071.335 (+8,58%)

Interesting that in the league of top 10 to 20 we had substantive growth among all airports. The average growth of the top 10 aiports was 8% while in the top 10 to 20 was an amazing 17%, double the top 10 growth! We could alreay see a clear and healthy path of sustained decentralization in the aviation market in Brazil.

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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:21 pm

Where is IGU? I thought they had quite full planes?  Smile

Will the total number decrease during the year because of the CGH accident?
 
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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:55 pm

Quoting C010T3 (Reply 1):
9. Manaus - 50.254 (+101,06%)

What has caused this massive growth at MAO? The industry in MAO I thought was not as high as it used to be when the city first started its major growth back in the day correct? I know when I have flown these routs with RG it has always been with an MD11 but wow, what a massive growth! It makes me very excited! Now if they can do some improvements on the airport there.

I am glad that Brasil is seeing a good amount of growth but that is just domestically really. At least thats what the numbers seem to show. Why are the international numbers down to certain airports? Could this be because of serveces to specific airports now intead of always having to go through GRU?

I know this airport is small but does anyone have any numbers on the growth at BVB? (Boa Vista?) That would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks a lot!

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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:16 pm

It is quite surprising that operations seem to continue to grow irrespective of RJ's demise.
 
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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:50 pm

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 12):
Will the total number decrease during the year because of the CGH accident?

I think the absolute number will continue to increase, although we will see a major decrease in CGH traffic, and a slow down in the general growth rates.

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 13):
What has caused this massive growth at MAO?

TAM has increased capacity in MAO not only with the introduction of MAO-MIA, but also with addition of new flights and bigger equipment. One of TAM's GRU-MAO is now operated with the A330. Currently there are 6 daily nonstop flights GRU-MAO. The industrial base in MAO continues strong, just yesterday Yamaha announced a major investment in its production plant in MAO.

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 13):
Why are the international numbers down to certain airports?

Because of the breakdown of Varig, which removed a substantive number of seats from the market. As you know, the receovery of seats in the domestic market is much easier than in the international one because of bilaterals, etc.

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 13):
I know this airport is small but does anyone have any numbers on the growth at BVB? (Boa Vista?) That would be greatly appreciated!

BVB had a total pax movement Jan-Jun/2007 of 166.036 pax (+129%), showing a very strong growth! It could have been the result of the arrival in GOL in BVB.

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 12):
Where is IGU? I thought they had quite full planes?

IGU had a total pax traffic Jan-Jun/2007 of 338.707 pax, which is equivalent to other medium-sized airport in the nearby region such as Londrina-LDB which had 276.031 pax and Navegantes-NVT which had 237.701.

IGU would rank no. 25 in the Brazilian rank of airports.

The top 20 to 25 are:

20. Maceio-MCZ: 469.440 (+8.9%)
21. Campinas-VCP/CPQ: 340.679 (+11.29%
22. São Luís-SLZ: 446.913 (+36.9%)
23. Campo Grande-CGR: 360.018 (+22.95%)
24. Aracaju-AJU: 340.679 (+3.34%)
25 Foz do Iguaçu: 338.707 (-14.8%)

Quoting TBCITDG (Reply 14):
It is quite surprising that operations seem to continue to grow irrespective of RJ's demise.

And well above the growth of the Brazilian economy, which is about 4% to 5%.

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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:41 am

I would like to point out that there are more traffic stats for Brazilian airports on the web - not all of the airports in the country are managed by Infraero.

Check out http://www.daesp.sp.gov.br/

DAESP manages airports in Sao Paulo state, including the largest non-Infraero airport in the country, Ribeirao Preto. Sao Jose do Rio Preto also gets good traffic. Some smaller airports see comercial service like Marilia, Aracatuba and Bauru.

Outside of Sao Paulo state there is even an airport that gets international flights and is not Infraero: BPS, Porto Seguro. That one is managed by Bahia state http://www.agerba.ba.gov.br. Agerba also manages Vitoria da Conquista.

Next is Maringa' (MGF) in Parana', is managed by the city of Maringa', it has its own website http://www.aeroportomaringa.com.br but no traffic statistics. MGF sees two departures a day from Gol and two from TAM.

Fernando de Noronha (FEN) is said by Wikipedia to be managed by Infraero but I found no evidence of such at Infraero's webpage nor is FEN in the traffic stats from Infraero.

Chapeco' (XAP), SC is managed by the city and has Gol service and Ocean Air too.

Cascavel (CAC), PR is managed by the city http://www.cettrans.com.br/ and has commuter service by Trip and Ocean Air.

Ipatinga (IPN), MG is a private airport with commercial service by Trip and Ocean Air.

Caxias do Sul (CXJ), RS is managed by the state and has Gol and TAM service.

Other airports outside of Infraero that see commercial service are Ji-Parana (JPR), Parintins (PIN), Araxa (AAX), Araguaina (AUX), Tucurui, (TUR), Sinop (OPS), Trombetas (TMT), Criciuma (CCM), Passo Fundo (PFB), Rondonopolis (ROO), Unai (UNA) and Alta Floresta (AFL).

Wikipedia has a longer list without distinction of commercial service.
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RE: Brazil Pax Traffic 1st Semester/07

Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:18 pm

Quoting Incitatus (Reply 16):
Chapeco' (XAP), SC is managed by the city and has Gol service and Ocean Air too.

XAP is in the process of changing management to be under Infraero administration. It is being negotiated and an outcome is expected soon. The same happened early this year with Forquilinha/Criciúma CCM which is now under Infraero management (CCM started to get TAM flights).

Quoting Incitatus (Reply 16):
I would like to point out that there are more traffic stats for Brazilian airports on the web - not all of the airports in the country are managed by Infraero.

In addition to your interesting list, please also add airport Quero-Quero in Blumenau (BNU) - but most pax flying to BNU use the nearby airport of NVT. Btw, is Lages (LAJ) under Infraero management?

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