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Three foreign airlines interested in operating in the Brazilian domestic market

Wednesday, June 12th 2019 - 09:20 UTC
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Brazil’s infrastructure minister Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas said the companies are publicly traded, there are competition issues, and ”we cannot announce them yet” Brazil’s infrastructure minister Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas said the companies are publicly traded, there are competition issues, and ”we cannot announce them yet”

Three more foreign airlines are in talks with the Brazilian government to start domestic flight operations in the country, Brazil’s infrastructure minister Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas told reporters.

He declined to name the companies involved. “These companies are publicly traded, there are competition issues, we cannot announce them yet”, he said.

Brazil’s Senate passed legislation on May 22 that would permanently open up Latin America’s largest air travel market after years of debate. The measure still needs to be signed by Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil’s domestic air market is dominated by three main players who control over 90% of flights: Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, LATAM Airlines Group and Azul SA.

Spain’s Air Europa, which was the first foreign airline to be granted a preliminary authorization to set up a domestic subsidiary in the country, is expected to launch domestic flights in late 2019, according to Freitas.

Categories: Investments, Politics, Brazil.

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  • Trimonde

    First of all, if you want me to respect you, learn to respect others. Secondly you are not saying anything too different to what I'm saying, except for a key detail. It is not that the islanders don't want Argentina to have power over them. If they had self confidence in facing the conflict and not relying on Britain to be their oppressive strong arm, the only thing that would ensue would be talks and hopefully an expedient resolution to the conflict. What they actually seek to avoid is acknowledging the Argentine argument. But that is Britain's fault, who by always wanting to maintain dominion over the argue segways its relationship with Argentina nonetheless into a rapport that seek always some form of exploitation and thus commercial and financial dealings. Argentina would rather resolve the historical matter of the conflict first before having to resort to an embargo for example, but it is Britain who because it wants to beat the Argentine claim promotes freakishly disproportional to 2900 inhabitants commercial investment, while continuing to pull whatever commercial strings it can in order dominate an Argentinian commercial relationship, whose objective has always been to quiet down distract and appease the Argentine denouncement. Greedy deceitful avarice at its best! Indeed they are the best at manipulating and deceiving the world.

    Jun 12th, 2019 - 03:18 pm +1
  • Trimonde

    OK, now it's obvious. ... You know for all of this publications dastardly indoctrinating propaganda spins, it sure can't help revealing what's up in “British Falklands dispute logistics”
    So the Islanders out of shear pride and rancor, refuse to acknowledge the natural gravitational and historical pull to Argentina for support and sustenance that is at the base of its logical and sensible claim, backed by all the pertinent historical details, yet are desperately in need of a strong relationship to the continent, so now they're going to try for “Brazil” LOL . So little courage, confidence and true sense of self . Such is the nature of the robber.

    Jun 12th, 2019 - 01:49 pm 0
  • DemonTree

    Don't be an idiot. They want to depend on Argentina as little as possible, because that gives Argentina power over them. So they turn to neighbouring countries like Brazil. It's not cowardice to avoid shooting yourself in the foot, it's common sense.

    Jun 12th, 2019 - 02:27 pm 0
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