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LatAm Aviation Defies Protectionism

by Larry B. Pascal – Latinvex.com Although President Trump has criticized free trade policies such as the NAFTA, in Latin America in general and in the aviation sector in particular, we continue to see a variety of important market opening and cross-border developments.  In Chile (Sebastian Pinera), Argentina (Mauricio Macri), Peru (Pedro Pablo Kuczynski), Brazil (Michel Temer), we have seen the rise of right-of-center leaders who more openly embrace free trade …

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A4A and CANAERO join forces to bolster air transport between two countries

The Airlines for America and its counterpart in Mexico, the Camara Nacional de Aerotransportes (CANAERO), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pool efforts to promote air travel and tourism, the transport of goods and bolster the development of air transport between the two nations. Massive growth in the cross-border market has been observed ever since the approval of the U.S.-Mexico Air Services Agreement (ASA) back in August of last …

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Swiss Civil Aviation Authority permits UAE fifth freedom rights to Mexico

Switzerland’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has given the UAE permission to operate fifth freedom services between Switzerland, which could allow Emirati airlines up to 14 flights from Geneva to Mexico every week. The Fifth Freedom of the Air allows an airline to start a flight in its own country, land in a second country to drop off passengers and cargo, and then pick up new passengers and fly on to …

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Tightened security measures now being implemented on US-bound flights from Mexico

Personal electronic devices that are to be brought on United States-bound flights from Mexico would now be subjected to a more thorough security check as Mexican officials implemented the change at the request of the US Department of Homeland Security. Any electronic device ‘larger than a cellphone’ would have the new measures applied to it, said Mexico’s Transportation Department in a statement.  After announcing the policy amendment, the department asked …

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Canada inks transportation agreements with Mexico

Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau signed two agreements with Mexico that would further bolster transportation and trade links between the two countries. Garneau met with Mexico’s Secretary of Communications and Transport Gerardo Ruiz Esparza to talk about bilateral cooperation, and policy challenges and approaches, specifically in the aviation sector. Garneau and Esparza made some changes official as they signed amendments to the Canada-Mexico Air Transport Agreement, a significant milestone …

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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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