Published on July 30, 2013, 11:19 am

Airlines can’t charge for interconnection in Brazil

According to a decision of the Federal Court, the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) was able to suspend the injunction that allowed airlines could pass on to their customers the price of interconnection fees. The appeal was accepted by the regulator against an injunction granted by the organ itself.

The Federal Court had decided that the rates would be passed on to passengers at the request of the National Union of Airline, so that companies only accumulate the value of the cost.

The fare is a way to fund the use of the infrastructure of airports for passengers who are connecting. The rate does not apply to passengers who make only the scale – when the passenger remains inside the same aircraft.

The rate would be discriminated against on the ticket. According to ANAC, companies now have the freedom to increase the price of tickets, and it is not necessary that the rate is highlighted as if it were part of the passage.