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By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The airlines criticized a section of the Provisional Measure (MP) approved by Congress, which provides for the return of free checked luggage. Consumer protection associations, on the other hand, considered the change to be positive.

The statutory text provides for free checked baggage up to 23 kilograms on domestic flights on aircraft having at least 31 seats.

The measure also allows foreign capital investment up to 100 percent in Brazilian airlines. The proposal is now pending the sanction of President Jair Bolsonaro, to be converted into a statute. The Chief Executive may veto . . .

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