Brazil proposes new slot distribution rules at Congonhas

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The Brazilian civil aviation agency (ANAC) has proposed a new model to distribute slots at Sao Paulo's Congonhas airport, that it hopes witll slightly reduce the TAM and GOL near duopoly at the facility.

Brazil's third largest airlines Azul, which has a negligible presence at Congonhas, would receive 7.5% of the slots, under the proposal. TAM and GOL operate more than 94% of all of the available slots at the airport.

The proposal is open for public comment until 3 March.

TAM would continue to be the largest airline at Congonhas with 44.8% of the slots, followed by Gol with 41.5%, under the proposal. Avianca Brazil would keep its 5.4% of slots. Regional carriers, including Passaredo will be able to increase operations to more than 0,7% of all slots, which is up from almost nothing.