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ALTA (Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association) is a private, non-profit organization, whose more than 35 member airlines represent over 90 percent of the region’s commercial air traffic. Founded in 1980, ALTA recently celebrated its 35th anniversary.

ALTA’S MISSION
To coordinate the collaborative efforts of its members in order to facilitate the development of safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly air transport in the Latin America and Caribbean region for the mutual benefit of the association’s members, their customers and the industry1.
ALTA’S OBJECTIVES
To examine the key challenges of the region’s air transport and provide recommendations and actions for improved solutions. To collaborate with all other industry players and associations on the above subjects.
ALTA’S MAIN PRIORITIES
  • Safety Promote safer air transport in the region.
  • Cost Efficiencies Develop a more cost efficient air transport industry in the region.
  • Environment Promote environmentally friendly air transport in the region.

Executive Committee


PRESIDENT

Hernan Rincon

VICE PRESIDENTS

Andrés Conesa

Tracy Cooper

Pedro Heilbron

Enrique Cueto

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Luis Felipe de Oliveira

Executive Committee


PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENTS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Hernan Rincon
Andrés Conesa
Tracy Cooper
Pedro Heilbron
Enrique Cueto
Luis Felipe de Oliveira

History


ALTA (Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association) formerly AITAL (Latin American International Air Transport Association) was founded in Bogotá, Colombia, on April 1980 upon the initiative of 11 flag carriers. The main objetive was to coordinate efforts to solve air transportation problems within the region, and strengthen existing cooperation and communication between these organizations for the benefit of air transport of the region, the users and the organizations themselves. The first international airlines accepted as members were:

  • Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • Aeromexico
  • Aeroperú
  • Avianca
  • Ecuatoriana de Aviación
  • Lacsa
  • Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas
  • Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano
  • Mexicana de Aviación
  • Varig and Cruzeiro do Sul
  • Viasa
2017 – Present
Hernan Rincon
2015 – 2017
Enrique Cueto
2013 – 2015
Andres Conesa

2017 – Present
Luis Felipe de Oliveira
2013 – 2017
Eduardo Iglesias
1981 – 2003
Ernesto Vásquez Rocha
1980 – 1981
Diego Pardo Tovar

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