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Brazil report on air traffic at odds with govt view

Passenger flow seen exceeding capacity at six of 12 airports even with upgrades

Severe operational problems: Airports have long been considered one of the weakest links in Brazil's preparations to host the football World Cup next year. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[BRASILIA] Brazil insists its airports will be ready for up to 600,000 foreign visitors during next year's World Cup, but an internal report said severe overcrowding and long flight delays are likely, with passenger traffic exceeding capacity by as much as 50 per cent even if extensive