LATAM Airlines Group commences tender for four slots at Sao Paulo Guarulhos

    LATAM Airlines Group announced (10-Apr-2019) it will exchange up to four slots for landing and four for take off at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport. The exchange will be in accordance with the requirements of Brazil‘s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) and Chile‘s Court of Free Competition (TDLC). LATAM highlighted the following:

    • LATAM will only exchange slots in São Paulo Guarulhos Airport with companies interested in operating nonstop operations on the Sao Paulo-Santiago route and who do have not any corporate link or other agreement that will allow LATAM to influence them in any relevant way;
    • The companies interested in the exchange must apply in writing to LATAM, indicating their preference schedule;
    • The slots that LATAM delivers in virtue of the exchange may have a difference of no more than 30 minutes with the schedule indicated by the companies interested in their respective applications;
    • The slots exchanged may only be used to operate the route Santiago-Sao Paulo nonstop;
    • The exchange cannot involve any remuneration or compensation in favour of LATAM. [more – original PR – English/Portuguese]