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Brazilian airlines may take the lead in creating a super-regional carrier, if they can decide who leads and who follows
Latin Air -- it has a nice ring to it. That's the name suggested for the proposed merger of the major Brazilian carriers, Varig, Vasp, TAM and Tranebrasil, and it certainly fits the spirit of cooperation that is spreading across the region when everyone talks about trade.
Not only do the airlines control Brazilian airspace, but, with their various partnerships, subsidiaries and alliances, they nave a strong reach throughout the entire Latin region.
So then, why not Latin Air? The Andean Community, Mercosur and other Latin American trading pacts have all become precursors to a greater agreement to stretch throughout the region and there's no reason a little aviation cooperation shouldn't be included, shouldn't it?
But a cooperative spirit is hardly what is driving the talk of …