Brazilian Senate Approves Open Skies Agreement
Brazil’s Federal Senate on Wednesday, March 7 approved the Open Skies agreement between Brazil and the U.S. The agreement now moves to the National Congress for enactment.
The Open Skies agreement would end most government restrictions on creating or cancelling air routes between the two countries, giving airlines greater freedom in setting strategic decisions. The original proposal was signed by the two governments in 2011 but required Brazilian congressional authorization.
The agreement has the potential to increase the number of commercial and cargo flights between the two countries, reduce fares through increased competition, and widen the scope of destinations.
The Open Skies agreement was one of the key policy priorities of the Council’s tourism agenda, and the subject of several meetings with Brazilian and U.S. stakeholders in the past months.
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