Declaring that the "monopolistic practices among airport authorities in Latin America have to stop now," ALTA Executive Director Alex de Gunten harshly criticized rising airport charges across the region Friday, singling out airports in Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rico and Mexico. In a proclamation issued at the Latin American Airline Leaders Forum in Cancun and approved by the 33 member carriers of ALTA, the organization called for a "rescission of the harmful airport-government contract in ...

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