ALTA and IATA to jointly address aviation challenges in Latin America and Caribbean


The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) has strengthened its collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to address aviation industry challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean.

ALTA executive director Luis Felipe de Oliveira and IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac met in Geneva to discuss the joint efforts to be taken to help mitigate the industry related issues.

The joint efforts also include working together with governments, airports and air traffic providers with an aim to enhance infrastructure in the region to cope with regional growth.

"Air transportation is a vital engine driving substantial social and economic development throughout the region."

Additional collaboration efforts could also involve common and joint approaches on regulatory environment, taxes, charges and fees on airports, fuel and air navigation.

ALTA and IATA will cooperate to enhance safety in the region by ensuring the effective incorporation of security and facilitation measures in line with global standards, as well as combining offices to improve synergies and efficiency.

Oliveira said: “Air transportation is a vital engine driving substantial social and economic development throughout the region.

“As our industry moves forward in doubling traffic in the Latin America and Caribbean region over the next ten years, we look forward to a strengthened collaboration with IATA's regional office in Miami and globally with their headquarters in Geneva as together we address our industry's challenges.”