The approval of the open skies agreement between the United States and Brazil, agreed by former presidents Dilma Rousseff and Barack Obama, by the Senate of Brasilia, has generated the support and backing of the main market players. American Airlines President and CEO Doug Parker said, "American has long advocated this. "Open skies agreements have been shown to increase travel choice and improve competition, resulting in greater benefits for consumers and a positive impact on economic growth. American applauds the actions of the Brazilian Congress to approve this open skies agreement with the United States," Parker added. On the other hand, David Neeleman, founder and president of the Brazilian company Azul, "will generate more synergies on our part with United", with whom they are developing a Joint Business Agreement (JBA). It should be remembered that the Chicago-based airline owns 5% of Azul.
Source: Aviacion News