Airlines fear Brazil backlash from crowded World Cup airports

By Brad Haynes SAO PAULO (Reuters) – International airlines are worried the Brazilian government may hit them with a flurry of fines during the World Cup over delayed flights and lost bags at already overcrowded airports, the head of a global airline association said on Thursday. Less than four months before kickoff, Brazil’s busiest airport, in Sao Paulo, is still racing to finish a new terminal and other airports are preparing temporary tents to receive the influx of passengers. That leaves airlines wary that they will be on the hook for untested baggage handling systems and overcrowded terminals. Many of Brazil’s biggest airports are running beyond capacity after years of neglect by state operator Infraero.
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