Air service between Miami and Fortaleza, Brazil starting next month

 

hsampson@MiamiHerald.com

Just in time for the beginning of the World Cup in June, Miami International Airport is getting new weekly service to Fortaleza, Brazil, one of the event’s host cities.

TAM Airlines starts the direct service on May 31.

Once the new flights begin, MIA — which is calling itself the “Gateway to Brazil” — will have flights to 11 destinations in the South American country, including 10 of the 12 cities hosting World Cup matches.

The airport believes it will have 578 departures to Brazil in June, up more than 30 percent from last June. MIA expects approximately 100,000 passengers to fly from Miami to Brazil in June, an increase from 75,000 in June of 2013.

Brazil is Miami International Airport’s top international market.

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