Abstract Title

Open Skies Agreement between Brazil and The United States

Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Graduate

group

Poster Session

Authors' Class Standing

Diego Alvim, Graduate Student José Simi, Graduate Student Mathias Gitahy, Graduate Student Rebecca Meadows, Graduate Student

Lead Presenter's Name

Diego Alvim

Faculty Mentor Name

Leila Halawi

Abstract

This research has been developed based on the new United States and Brazil open skies agreement signed in 2018 with the goal to analyze regulations, alliances, economic impacts and a general long term projection. As a result, the model proposed indicates 14 potential new routes, 6 coming from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and 8 from other cities. The new routes create a new axis of air transport, with new direct flights programmed for the northeast, center-west and south regions. These new weekly frequencies allow an increase of 151 weekly frequencies between the two countries, going from the current 196 weekly frequencies to a total of 347, reaching a growth of 77% compared to the current levels. Based on the analysis of civil aviation market information between Brazil and the United States, the following proposals are consolidated and presented: investment in tourism promotion by the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil in the United States, investment in tourism promotion of the central and west coast of the United States in the Brazilian media and tour operators, facilitation of the North American visa process for Brazilians, concession of benefits and reduction of taxes on domestic flights (international feeders) and rapid analysis and approval of proposals for joint ventures between Brazilian and North American airlines.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

No

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Open Skies Agreement between Brazil and The United States

This research has been developed based on the new United States and Brazil open skies agreement signed in 2018 with the goal to analyze regulations, alliances, economic impacts and a general long term projection. As a result, the model proposed indicates 14 potential new routes, 6 coming from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and 8 from other cities. The new routes create a new axis of air transport, with new direct flights programmed for the northeast, center-west and south regions. These new weekly frequencies allow an increase of 151 weekly frequencies between the two countries, going from the current 196 weekly frequencies to a total of 347, reaching a growth of 77% compared to the current levels. Based on the analysis of civil aviation market information between Brazil and the United States, the following proposals are consolidated and presented: investment in tourism promotion by the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil in the United States, investment in tourism promotion of the central and west coast of the United States in the Brazilian media and tour operators, facilitation of the North American visa process for Brazilians, concession of benefits and reduction of taxes on domestic flights (international feeders) and rapid analysis and approval of proposals for joint ventures between Brazilian and North American airlines.