Airlines must suspend ticket sales

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The National Civil Aviation Administration ordered that airlines do not promote or sell tickets abroad and established sanctions

After the border closure caused by the pandemic, the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) ruled that airlines will not be able to promote or sell tickets abroad and established sanctions for companies that do not comply.

The decision was communicated through ANAC resolution 143/2020, which will be published in the next edition of the Official Gazette, but which has already been notified to the airlines, the companies.

According to the measure, “they may only commercialize passenger air transport services from, to or within the national territory.” This provided that they are formally authorized by the Government according to the procedures established in the framework of the pandemic. It also provides that the measure will take effect “immediately”.

The argument of the text is that “to date there is no certainty regarding the sanitary measures that must be adopted to restart the commercial air transport operations for passengers after the crisis caused by COVID 19” and that “it has been detected that some airlines are promoting by themselves or by third parties, the sale of tickets for regular flights, without having obtained the respective authorization from this National Administration. “

What is sought is “to protect the rights of users and consumers of commercial air transport services” so that they do not buy tickets without knowing whether it will be possible to use or claim them properly.

This measure further complicates companies, which are not operating and only through advance sales could continue to stand.

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