Government intervention – collaborating with Government to allow for aviation market growth

28 September, 2023

While traffic in Latin America and the Caribbean is now above pre-pandemic levels, a familiar regional issue has also returned: governments intervening in the aviation market.

Latin America’s aviation market remains plagued by preferential regulatory and legal frameworks, high taxation, the passing along of operating costs and challenges with infrastructure programmes.

Progress on market liberalisation and airport privatisation also appears to be slowing in certain quarters.

Government intervention in the aviation market was the topic of a panel discussion at the CAPA Latin America Aviation & LCCs Summit in Querétaro, Mexico on 31-Aug-2023 and 1-Sep-2023.

The session was moderated by Holland & Knight, Partner, Anita Mosner and included Atka Capital, Managing Partner, Mike Powell; ALTA, Executive Director & CEO, Jose Ricardo Botelho; and IATA, Regional VP Americas, Peter Cerda

Some of the topic areas covered included:

  • As normality returns to the regional aviation market, how does the aviation industry ensure that governments support rather than hinder the growth of their aviation markets?
  • What can be done to lower taxes and other fees that act as a barrier to intra-regional and international travel?
  • What are the best options to collaborate across the aviation sector to push back against the imposition of high taxes and excessive charges?

You can view the full session via the following CAPA TV recording.