The return of free baggage check in commercial aviation, approved yesterday by the Chamber of Deputies, may bar the arrival of low-cost airlines to Brazil, according to government sources who requested anonymity.
According to the report, among those potentially interested in operating in the domestic market are Chilean JetSmart and Colombian Viva Air.
Members of the Ministry of Infrastructure say that the government is studying which strategy it will adopt to try to contain the advance of gratuity. It is possible to work to overturn the amendment in the Senate, or even in an eventual return of the matter to the Chamber. If in none of the Houses the Executive wins, there is the possibility of vetoing the measure. Then you have to convince Congress to eventually uphold the president’s decision.
The Brazilian Association of Airlines (Abear) stated that the extinction of the baggage collection practice is a setback and highlighted that, after the implementation of the measure, at least eight foreign companies showed interest in operating in the country.