Brazil's busiest airport opens new terminal

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's busiest airport has begun operations at a new terminal.

Lufthansa, Swiss Airlines and Portuguese TAP were the first to run operations Sunday at the new terminal of South America's major air hub.

Airport officials say United Airlines, Air Canada and China Airlines are among the companies that will move in over the next few weeks before the World Cup begins on June 12.

Officials promised to improve outdated airports when they bid for the World Cup in 2007, but experts say several won't be fully ready on time.

Sao Paulo's airport acknowledged its 47-acre (192,000 square meter) terminal won't operate on full capacity until September, when it will handle 80 percent of the airport's international traffic.

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