A major disruption has hit one of Brazil's largest airports. More than 25,000 passengers had their flights delayed or cancelled when a damaged cargo plane blocked the one runway at Campinas Airport for two days. On top of this, the biggest airline in Brazil, Tam Airlines, experienced a check-in system malfunction, causing he system to go down all around the world. These situations bring to light what critics say is one of the biggest challenges for Brazil, fixing its airports before the World Cup in 2014.
Azul Airlines operates approximately 85% of its flights from Campinas Airport and late on Monday afternoon that their flights would resume normal operation by early evening, after the damaged cargo plane was removed from the runway. The cargo plane, owned by U.S.-based Centurian Cargo, blew out a tire when landing on Saturday night, but it took until Monday for officials in Brazil to locate the proper heavy equipment to remove the cargo plane.
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