Major Brazilian Airports Overloaded

June 1, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

A plane lands at Santos Dumond domestic airport in Rio de Janiero on April 9, 2010, as unusual waves hit the shores of Guanabara Bay. (Vanderlei Almeida/Getty Images)
A plane lands at Santos Dumond domestic airport in Rio de Janiero on April 9, 2010, as unusual waves hit the shores of Guanabara Bay. (Vanderlei Almeida/Getty Images)
Brazilian airports are facing a “Logistics Blackout” that would stop their operations due to an increase in flights being handled by the airports.

The number of flights at multiple Brazilian airports is exceeding the recommended numbers set by the federal government. The worst affected, the Manaus airport in the Amazon, has to take in 17 flights during their peak hours when there only supposed to handle nine, reported Merco Press.

Two Brazilian airstrips in the cities of Congonhas and Guarulhos, near the Sao Paulo greater city area, are also handling more traffic than their allottment. The region is set to host the World Cup in 2014 and will need to make considerable changes to their facilities to handle the upcoming traffic.

Fans and players from all over the world will fly in the area, which currently cannot safely handle the increased air traffic.