Brazil’s Senate has approved an Open Skies agreement between the country and the US, intending to create a partnership between American Airlines Group and LATAM Airlines Group.

Following a number of official steps, the agreement will become a law and is set to allow an unlimited number of flights between the countries.

The US-Brazil Open Skies agreement is a must for the US Department of Transportation to approve the proposed Joint Business Agreement (JBA) between both groups.

Through the JBA, which was unveiled in January 2016, LATAM customers will get more access to cities in the US and Canada through American’s key hubs in Miami, New York, Dallas / Fort Worth and Los Angeles.

“It aims to provide an improved route network to American and LATAM customers with increased connectivity, reduced fares, and a smooth travel experience.”

The agreement also covers six South American countries, namely Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

It aims to provide an improved route network to American and LATAM customers with increased connectivity, reduced fares, and a smooth travel experience.

The JBA previously received regulatory approval from Brazil and Colombia last year, and from Uruguay in 2016.

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American Airlines Group chairman and CEO Doug Parker said: “American has long advocated for the approval of an Open Skies policy between the US and Brazil.

“Open Skies agreements have proven to increase travel choices and enhance competition, resulting in greater benefits for consumers and positively impacting economic growth.”

American currently has more than 580 team members working in Brazil and operates around 90 weekly flights to various Brazilian destinations including Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Manaus, Belo Horizonte, and Brasilia.