ALTA celebrates the end of the additional tax charged on the boarding fee in Brazil
The announcement was made by the Minister of Infrastructure of Brazil, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas
The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) received with satisfaction and optimism the information on the end of the collection of the additional fee of USD $ 18, included in the boarding fee for passengers traveling outside Brazil. The announcement was made by the Brazilian Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, during the 16th edition of the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum, in Brasilia, on October 28.
The rate, created in 1999, is an additional value in the boarding fare on international flights and is one of the sources of the National Civil Aviation Fund (FNAC), whose objective is to finance improvements in the country's airport infrastructure, a fact that It has already been happening in an accelerated way through the continuous process of airport concessions coordinated by the Federal Government.
“It makes no sense to create the conditions for companies to offer international flights at $ 50 and we, on the other hand, charge a fee of $ 18 per ticket. We want to open the sector, bring competitiveness and eliminate barriers to attract new companies. Our focus is on the user, "said Minister Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas.
ALTA highlights the importance of further promoting this measure of the Brazilian government in order to make the regulatory environment more flexible, reduce costs, improve Brazil's competitiveness, incentivize the civil aviation market and benefit the passenger with the reduction in ticket prices Aerial
“We consider that the measure is extremely positive for the Industry and for the populations served by air transport. We understand that this is another initiative of the Brazilian government that definitively confirms the country's commitment to the development of civil aviation and the inclusion of more passengers in the air system that, added to the improvement of infrastructure, elimination of visas, among other measures, It will also support the process of attracting airlines to the country. We reiterate our satisfaction that this announcement was made during the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum, which reinforces the importance of the event and ALTA in the world aviation scenario, "said Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Executive Director and CEO of ALTA.