"We saw unprecedented demand in Brazil from Chileans, Australians - even Iranians," said TAM CEO Claudia Sender. The airline carried 3 million domestic passengers between June 12 and July 13.
While more modest than originally forecast, the drop in air traffic during the World Cup eased the burden at crowded airports in Brazil's twelve host cities. Many of them suspended work on long-delayed upgrades during the tournament.
Sender did not give financial results for TAM during the period, but said average ticket prices were down from a year earlier due to the lack of business travel.