Business Aviation Tips and Inflight Catering for Brasilia, BrazilJuly 16, 2018 by Stacey Farooqui
Home to over 2.5 million residents, Brasilia, the captial city of Brazil, is an important global political and economic center. Located in central-western Brazil, Brasilia is an UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its distinct urban planning and architecture.
When operating to Brasilia, you will arrive at Brasília International Airport (SBBR). During preparations for your trip, if crew or passengers require scheduled private transportation during your time in Brasilia, arrangements are available through Universal Private Transport. For inflight dining options on your departure from Brasilia, your needs can be fulfilled through the Air Culinaire Worldwide® Network. As always is it best to plan your inflight catering needs at least 48 hours ahead for the details of your next leg, especially during peak season.
Brasilia has a variety of events throughout the year, whether they be political, sports, business or cultural – there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Of course, Brazil as a whole is known the world over for their glitzy Carnival celebration, but Brasilia also hosts a Bonfire Festival in June, a Japanese Festival in August, Porao do Rock Music Festival each summer and Independence Day celebrations in September. Autumn months bring the Brasilia Cinema Festival. The city also has plenty of museums, parks, cultural, historical and architectural sites to explore.
Brasilia is located in the Central-Western Region of Brazil, an area known for dishes that have fish as the focal point. The most popular fish used in this region’s dishes is pacu, a freshwater fish that is related to the piranha. Plantains, knowns as “banana da terra,” are also commonly used in local Central-Western dishes. One example of a dish with these bananas is Farofa com Banana, which features bananas that have been sautéed with onions and served with farofa (a flour made of cassava). Another unique food for this region is a dried beef called “carne seca.” Unlike what we may think of as traditional beef jerky which is eaten on its own as a snack, this is incorporated into dishes with bananas and other local ingredients.
If this is your first time operating to Brazil, or if you need a refresher about local cuisine and business aviation tips, be sure to review our Brazil Planning Guide during the planning stages of your trip.
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