In a relatively short span of time, Latin America has gone from an afterthought in global aviation to a fast-growing market that is one of the world’s air transport hot spots. Latin America “was seen as an appendix of the world from an aviation perspective” 10-15 years ago, outgoing Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) executive director Alex de Gunten said before yielding his post late in 2013 after a decade guiding the organization. Copa Holdings ...

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