Air Transport World

Twenty-seven airlines.

Twenty-seven airlines headquartered in the Mercosur countries- the free trade zone comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, and having Bolivia and Chile as associate members-are lobbying local governments to adopt a regional open-skies air policy.

Such a policy could be in effect under a 1996 agreement. However, the airlines say governments still keep a tight control on route and frequency designations. …

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