By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the political and economic uncertainty swirling around Brazil at the moment, the country's biggest airlines, Gol, Azul, as well as Chilean-based LATAM, are jockeying for position to prepare for the much-anticipated ratification of the U.S.-Brazil Open Skies agreement. 

In March, Brazil’s Senate approved the agreement, which dates back to 2010, but, as of this writing, the bill still awaits the signature of Brazil President Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here