Brazil faces tough task to ready airports for World Cup

Associated Press, 08/14/2013

Brazil faces a last-minute scramble to get its notoriously crowded and shabby airports into shape for a huge influx of World Cup fans next June, as delays have left planners with barely any time to spare.

“There is no room for error when it comes to the work at the World Cup airports,” says Jose Wilson Massa, a consultant in airport management. “Nothing can go wrong now.”

Brazil is upgrading airports in all 12 of the World Cup host cities, but in some cases the work started only this year.

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