10 million tourists used 20 Brazil airports during World Cup

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 (IANS/EFE) Nearly 10 million passengers used around 20 Brazilian airports in 31 days of the football World Cup.

Air transport worked normally during the event despite the notable increase in airplane trips and the high demand from the passengers.

Flying was the main means of transport for tourists in Brazil due to the large distances between the cities hosting the World Cup matches.

Brazil's ministry of civil aviation said that the most cities visited were Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia.