Quito receives the International Conference on Aeronautical Law
From September 4 to 6, leaders in legal matters and representatives of the aviation industry in Latin America and the world have gathered at the World Center to analyze trends and possibilities to expand connectivity in the region
This is the second event of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), after the Pan American Aviation Security Summit (June 2019).
Luis Felipe de Olveira, general director of ALTA, said at the opening press conference, that throughout the meeting the current aviation regulations will be analyzed, while looking for ways to facilitate connectivity. He also stressed the importance of working in coordination between the public sector and the aviation industry, as is being done for this congress.
The city welcomed the approximately 130 visitors attending the congress, in a warm event organized by Quito Tourism, in the Botanical Garden (Parque La Carolina). There, the general manager of the municipal entity, Carla Cárdenas, expressed the “high honor” that means for the city to receive again an ALTA event, while exposing the high potential of Quito in matters of connectivity and meetings tourism.
“In the case of connectivity, we are favored by being in the Center of the World, the meeting point of the northern and southern hemispheres. If we add to this our modern airport facilities with great capacity for expansion, we have a potential regional hub, ”said Cárdenas, who ended by inviting attendees to return to the city in the future:“ I extend the invitation to return, like all migratory birds that always find their way back to Quito, to start here, together with their dearest relatives and friends. "
Among the airlines and institutions participating in the meeting are: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Bus, Southwest, Lufthansa Group, UPS, United Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, Air Portugal, American Airlines, Aruba Airlines, IATA, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, LCM Lawyers, TP Consulting.
This event strengthens the management of Quito Tourism in two of its strategic axes: connectivity and high impact product, in which the city has proposed to position itself as a leading destination for meeting tourism.
ALTA is a private non-profit organization, whose objective is to coordinate the collaborative efforts of member companies to facilitate the development of safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly air transport, with the ultimate goal of boosting the economic development of countries of the region and generate benefit for our members, the aviation industry, governments and populations served by air transport.