Brazil's TAM has applied for approval to operate an additional 1,000 flights during the World Cup tournament in mid-2014.
Of the extra flights in June and July, 850 are domestic. "The airline’s goal is to meet the demand from both Brazilian and international passengers in light of the expected changes in the country's passenger flows during the period," says TAM.
TAM submitted the proposal to Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) in December, and estimates it will spend 50 million reais ($21.3 million) on the extra flights.
If TAM's proposal is approved, various Brazilian cities will be served with more flights daily. For example, the number of flights at Rio de Janeiro will go up to 112 from 100 daily.
Brazil's government has said it could allow foreign carriers to operate domestic flights in the country during the World Cup, a prospect that the country's carriers have not welcomed.