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]
Unlock the following content in this report:
- 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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