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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 08 July 2019

In brief: Brazil

* Brazil’s leading national airline, Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes SA, has launched a weekly direct flight between Recife, the state capital of Pernambuco, and the Chilean capital, Santiago de Chile. Gol, which already operates flights to Argentina and Uruguay from Recife, has now become the first airline to directly link Chile with Brazil’s north-eastern region. Rodrigo Novaes, Pernambuco state’s tourism secretary, highlighted the significance of this new flight route for the development of Pernambuco’s tourism industry and local economy.