Highlight: Low Cost Airlines
The opening of the Brazilian market to low cost or low-cost airlines creates business opportunities for companies in the sector and drives the economy, benefiting the consumer. The theme will be one of the highlights of IBAS 19, which brings representatives from ANAC, SAC and IATA, among others, to present the best strategies for the segment.
Currently, three low cost or low-cost companies are authorized by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to operate in Brazil, being one Argentine, Chilean and one European. The trend is that the arrival of foreign companies may contribute to lower airfares in the country, according to a study released by consultancy Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), which points to a reduction of 0.7% in 2020 in the value of tickets in Brazil, against the world, which should incorporate 1.5% hike in the price of flights.
The theme will have a special program at IBAS – International Brazil Air Show, which will take place on September 11, 12 and 13, 2019, at GRU Airport – São Paulo International Airport. The event includes: Individual meetings representing the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and the Civil Aviation Secretariat (SAC) with low cost companies; Business opportunities for companies in this sector in Brazil; Welcome from the Brazilian government; among other actions.
Among the confirmed speakers, the following stand out: the Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas; president of the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), Ricardo Botelho; Secretary of Civil Aviation, Ronei Glanzmann; Superintendent of the ANAC Air Services Follow-up Superintendent, Ricardo Bisinotto Catanant; Regional Vice President of the Americas of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Peter Cerda; among other experts.
To Paula Faria, IBAS’s founder and Sator’s CEO, this agenda has great relevance for the sector and for the expansion of Brazil’s economy. “Consumers should benefit from the increase in the number of low-cost companies operating in the country and this should happen in the short term. And the cost of tickets should also be reduced due to the approval of Provisional Measure 863, which allows the operation of 100% foreign-owned airlines in the country, and should attract even more investment from companies. In this sense, one of the IBAS 19 agendas will be to broadly discuss this topic and present the best strategies”, she said.