The Senate approved on March 6, the international open skies agreement on air transport between Brazil and the United States. The Agreement provides that air transport companies in both countries may undertake international air transportation to any point in the other country. The agreement does not, however, allow an airline of one country to operate domestic flights in the other country (cabotage flight). The opening or closing of new areas routes between Brazil and the United States will be free, according to the decision of the companies, without limit of weekly flights. In practice this limit of flights and tariff freedom was no longer applied by either side because of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries. The approval of the open skies agreement only solidifies the practice. Latam Airlines CEO Jerome Cadier commented on the approval: "The Open Skies will encourage increased international air operations between our country and the United States, providing passengers with more travel options, destinations and connections, as well as better schedules". It is worth remembering that Latam had a special interest in approving the agreement, without which it has no way of following up on the commercial agreement it intends to make with American Airlines. On the other hand,the president of Avianca Brasil, Frederico Pedreira, pondered that "There are many limitations that the airlines in Brazil have that the American ones do not have. If you open today there will be a difference of competitiveness that will not benefit Brazil. "