Confins Airport to Resume Direct Flights to the US in 2022

Confins Airport to Resume Direct Flights to the US in 2022
Confins Airport will have direct flights to Miami from June 2022, and to New York from March (Photo: Leandro Corrie/EM/DA Press)

Belo Horizonte International Airport in Confines, the metropolitan area, will have two new international destinations in 2022. Eastern Airlines will have direct flights to Miami, starting in March, and to New York in June. Currently, the airport has direct flights to Portugal, TAP and Panama by Copa Airlines.

In total, there will be three weekly flights between Miami and Belo Horizonte starting March 27, 2022, and two weekly flights between New York (JFK) and Belo Horizonte starting June 8, 2022.

“The opening of these two destinations in the United States is long-awaited by Minas Gerais, and we are confident in the operation and maintenance of these routes as well as the launch of other destinations”, emphasizes Herlichi Bastos, Director of Operations at BH. There are airports.

Flights will be made on the Boeing 777-200 in two classes of service: premium economy and economy.

This is the first time the airline has regular flights to Brazil. The capital of Minas Gerais is the first Brazilian city envisaged by the company.

“Granting access to these destinations, departing from Belo Horizonte International Airport, is a benefit to all miners. We are always in talks with airlines to expand the connectivity of Minas Gerais with the world. Eastern Airlines The partnership is another initiative that demonstrates the airport’s potential,” says Hurlichi.

More routes between Brazil and the United States

In the first half of this year, the airline’s vice president Joshua Bustos had already highlighted that for the time being the company’s focus is operations at Minas Gerais and Confins airports.

“Belo Horizonte is not currently served by other companies and we want to fill this ‘gap’ that still exists between Brazil and the United States, focusing on other large cities such as Brazil and other North American cities. Planning for direct flights to destinations which are not direct service,” he said.

The airline has only two classes of aircraft, which, according to the company, expands its capacity and contributes to providing greater comfort to passengers, who do not need to pay 32 kg for their first checked bag. it occurs.

In addition, another difference is that the traveler can, for example, carry sports equipment such as surfboards or bicycles for free. The company is also pet-friendly and able to take pets on board.

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Before the pandemic, BH International Airport had five international flights. There are flights to Portugal, by TAP, and to Panama, by Copa Airlines, to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale in the United States and to Buenos Aires in Argentina, by Azul Linhas Area Brasileiras.

So far, only the last two have been restarted. There are four weekly flights to Portugal and three to Panama.

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