Avianca Brazil CEO ‘concerned’ with Senate push to regulate seat selection

    Avianca Brazil CEO Frederico Pedreira, via his personal LinkedIn account, commented (18-Aug-2018) on the bill prohibiting carriers to charge for seat selection, stating: “I believe that this conversation is one that should happen between us, workers of the industry and the society. The approval of the Bill by the Senate takes to the public sector the regulation of the sector, hampering companies to compete between themselves in the service offering”. Avianca Brazil does not charge for regular seat selections, only for those with extra pitch, corresponding to 10% of seats. Mr Pedreira added: “The state intervention limits the growth of the sector… We are concerned with the advance of the project and we have our eyes on the heath of the sector and freedom to compete with better service”.