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Brazil consumer watchdog orders airlines to reduce 'abusive' domestic fare for 2014 World Cup

Tuesday, November 5th 2013 - 13:50 UTC
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Brazil's consumer watchdog Procon Rio do Janeiro branch has ordered five airlines to reduce “abusive” domestic fares during next year's FIFA World Cup. Avianca, TAM, Gol, Azul and Oceanair have been accused of inflating prices up to 10-fold during the June 12-July 13 tournament. Read full article

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  • A_Voice

    Hah! Nothing new there....I hate airlines.....
    Roll on Summer vacation time.....what do you mean the price is double what it was 2 months ago?
    Well because there's a greater demand at the moment!!
    Well shouldn't that make them cheaper?
    Erm...no we subsidise them off peak.....
    Supermarket.....I'd like a tin of beans please.....Let me just check the popularity...Really popular at the moment so we must double the price....

    Nov 05th, 2013 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Procon demanded a return to “normal pricing” and ordered airlines pay affected customers twice the amount charged in compensation

    boy how we need this watch dog in the UK,
    thats what we need to tell the greedy gas companies to do..

    Nov 05th, 2013 - 08:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BOTINHO

    This is long overdue for well over four years now.

    For many it is a better value to fly out of the country to Europe, or North America, than to just fly up the coast to the Nordeste. The price in R$ for the domestic flight is higher.

    Unless severe fines are authorized as the article suggests, the 2014 venue cities airfare will be overbooked and cost prohibited. Land accommodations have all but dried up for that period, and at 5-6x the price when they are available .

    That short term greedy view will ultimately prove counterproductive, as opposed a sustained long-term projection to provide increased flight numbers and reasonable airfare costs.

    Nov 05th, 2013 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Domestic Brasilian airfare prices are ridiculously high when compared to European prices.
    Little competition ... and, of course, 'because they can'.

    Nov 06th, 2013 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fbear

    Sadly, the new consume class in Brasil has not yet learned how much power they have. They are still used to having quality of products and their prices dictated by the companies. Once they wake to their power, the industries of Brasil had better watch out.

    Nov 08th, 2013 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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