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Brazil to become the 101st US open skies partner


Brazil was one of five economies in South America without an open skies agreement with the US until Dec-2010 when the two countries agreed to a framework for an Open-Skies Aviation Agreement to significantly liberalise service between the two countries by Oct-2015. Staggering of the liberalisation over five years will provide “visibility” for airlines already operating in the market. [1331 words]

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  • Agreement expands services; removes pricing and route restrictions
  • Paving the way for antitrust immunity
  • TAM and American the largest carriers on US-Brazil services
  • Brazil looks beyond nationality as a 'market with productive units'
  • Brazil the world’s fourth largest domestic market
  • Mergers get headlines but LCCs drive domestic growth

Graphs and data:

  • Passenger traffic and growth between Brazil and the US: 2002 to 2009
  • Brazil’s airport passenger movements: 2003 to 2009
  • Brazil domestic LCC capacity (seats) share (%): 2001 to 2010
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