Alas de America Award


“Alas de América” Award was born as an initiative by ALTA to recognize a person, or private or governmental institution that has made or is making a significant contribution to the growth and continuous improvement of the airline industry in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

ALTA’s “Alas de América” Award Presented at Airline Leaders Forum in Buenos Aires

ALTA’s Executive Committee presented the 2017 inaugural “Alas de América” Award to Rafael Alonso, Airbus’ President Latin America and the Caribbean, in recognition of his almost 35 years of service in which he has truly embodied the significance of this recognition for his dependability, personal touch, and cooperation and collaboration. He has, consistent with the theme of the award, given the region “wings”.

Rafael Alonso, President of Airbus, Latin America and the Caribbean, said, “It is truly an honor to be awarded this distinguished industry accolade. ALTA and Airbus have always shared a similar vision for the furthering of Latin America and the Caribbean as a dynamic aviation market, and receiving the Alas de América award, for me, is not only symbolic of how far we’ve come as an industry, but also a nod to the exciting things our region’s aviation future holds.”



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