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Latin America: Increase in aviation taxes and fees hampering growth in region

Opportunistic governments in Latin America that see air travel as an easy tax target, resulting in higher taxes and fees, have led to hindered growth in the region’s aviation sector. International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regional Vice President for the Americas, Peter Cerda, cited Chile as an example. Chile charges $1 per passenger that goes to the government’s aid initiatives in Africa and other similarly developing locales. This fee affects …

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Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay make progress in regional ANSP integration and cooperation

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay reiterated to continue collaborating to attain higher operational safety, quality and efficiency standards in air navigation services. Delegates from the four countries’ Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) met in Buenos Aires for the Second Regional Integration and Cooperation ANSP Meeting, within the framework of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) Leaders’ Forum. The meeting was organized in part, by Empresa Argentina de …

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ALTA, IATA and ACI-LAC Sign MoU to improve air transport in the region

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Airports Council International – Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) have inked a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to improve air transport in the Latin America and the Caribbean. The MoU was signed by Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ALTA’s Executive Director; Peter Cerda, IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas; and Martin …

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ALTA and IATA meet to bolster efforts to address issues hounding Latin America and Caribbean aviation

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently met to take up the shoring up of efforts between the two organizations to better address the issues that are hampering the aviation industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. ALTA’s new appointed Executive Director Luis Felipe de Oliveira and IATA’s Director General Alexandre de Juniac met in Geneva at IATA’s headquarters where talks …

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IATA points out keys to success for Latin America’s aviation sector

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) advocated for Latin American governments to address significant infrastructure deficiencies and apply Smarter Regulation principles in order to fully maximize aviation’s many perks. “With passenger growth in Latin America expected to double by 2034, the air transport industry’s contribution to regional GDP could jump from $140 billion to $322 billion. The industry is on a path to achieving that growth sustainably. People want and …

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