Amazon airports seen cutting cargo-haul times

Many areas in Brazil need air traffic to grow freight: govt

[SAO PAULO] Brazil's US$3 billion plan to build remote airports to handle freight seeks to end dependence on cargo shipments along the Amazon River and potholed roads that contribute to transport costs twice the US average.

Auctions will start as soon as April for the rights to operate 270 regional airports to boost air traffic for passengers and cargo, Aviation Minister Wellington Moreira Franco said.

Brazil also may offer subsidies to construct airports and for airlines to add regional routes, providing...

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