Latin American & Caribbean Air Transport Association

Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Transporte Aéreo

Associação para Transporte Aéreo de America Latina e do Caribe

History

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

Presidents

ALTA Presidents

 

  •   2015 - Present

    Enrique Cueto CEO of LATAM Airlines Group S.A.

  • 2013 - 2015

    Andres Conesa AEROMEXICO

  • 2010 - 2013

    Roberto Kriete TACA
    Enrique Cueto, VP LAN

  • 2009 - 2010

    Roberto Kriete - TACA
    Manuel Borja, VP - MEXICANA

  • 2008 - 2009

    Roberto Kriete - TACA
    Fabio Villegas, VP - AVIANCA

  • 2005 - 2007

    Pedro Heilbron - COPA
    Roberto Kriete, VP - TACA

  • 2000 - 2004

    Juan Emilio Posada - ACES/ALIANZA - SUMA/AVIANCA
    Pedro Heilbron, VP - COPA

  • 1998 - 2000

    Federico Bloch - TACA.
    Juan Emilio Posada (alternate) - ACES

  • 1997 - 1998

    Roberto Dunn Barreiro - SAETA
    Juan Emilio Posada (alternate) - ACES

  • 1996 - 1997

    Roberto Dunn Barreiro - SAETA
    Rafael Schwartzman (alternate) - LAPSA


    Wagner Canhedo Azevedo (alternate) - VASP

  • 1995 - 1996

    Federico Bloch - TACA
    Roberto Dunn Barreiro (alternate) - SAETA

  • 1992 - 1995

    Enrique Borgo - TACA
    Gerardo de Prevoisin (alternate) - AEROMEXICO

  • 1990 - 1992

    Rubel Thomas - VARIG
    Enrique Borgo (alternate) - TACA

  • 1989 - 1990

    Helio Smidt - VARIG
    Rubel Thomas (alternate) - VARIG

  • 1985 - 1989

    Patricio Sepúlveda - LAN CHILE
    Aguinaldo Junqueira (alternate) - CRUZEIRO DO SUL

  • 1984 - 1985

    Sigfrido Paz Paredes - AEROMEXICO
    Manuel Sosa de la Vega (alternate) - MEXICANA

  • 1983 - 1984

    Otto Escalante - LACSA
    Juan M. Fernández (alternate) - LACSA

  • 1982 - 1983

    Elias López - VIASA
    Miguel Castillo (alternate) - ECUATORIANA

  • 1980 - 1982

    Julio Mario Santo Domingo - AVIANCA
    Alvaro Cala (alternate) - AVIANCA

Executive Directors

ALTA Executive Directors

 

2013 - Present Eduardo Iglesias
2003 - 2013 Alex de Gunten
1981 - 2003 Ernesto Vásquez Rocha
1980 - 1981 Diego Pardo Tovar