Brazil's ANAC Favors End Of Bilaterals In South America
The CEO of Brazilian civil aviation regulator ANAC said he supports abolishing bilateral agreements among countries in the region in favor of a more multilateral approach.
"Now, every time we want to increase frequencies, we have to call for consultations with the other party within the limitations of a bilateral environment," CEO Milton Zuanazzi told O Globo at a recent symposium on the role of aviation in the integration of South America. "On the other hand in a multilateral framework, in which countries would determine reciprocal accessibility among themselves, air traffic in South America is bound to grow beyond its current restrictions."
An ANAC study forecasts that traffic in South America could be increased from the current annual 30 billion kilometer/seats to 350 billion in 2025 through the multilateral approach.
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