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Brazil: Regulator wants competition in Sao Paulo airport

 |  June 24, 2019

Brazil’s antitrust regulator wants new rules for allocating airplane landing and departure rights, known as slots, in Sao Paulo’s crowded domestic airport, claiming they are too concentrated among two main airlines.

The recommendation comes as the country’s civil aviation regulator ANAC has announced it will take back the slots held by grounded airline Avianca Brasil in the airport, known as Congonhas, as part of a plan to redistribute them later.

Under current rules, many of the slots would go to the two airlines that already control most of Congonhas’ flights: Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and LATAM Airlines.

Full Content: Reuters

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