US State Dept. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs John Byerly said he would negotiate expansive Latin American open skies agreements "at the drop of a hat," but TAP Portugal CEO Fernando Pinto warned that the US faces a "closed, regulated and protected market." In a lively discussion last week at the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum in Cancun that also featured European Commission DG-Energy and Transport Mark Nicklas, Byerly expressed frustration over the lack of liberalization ...

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