Published On: Tue, Aug 12th, 2014

ALTA member airlines passenger traffic increases 1.8% in June

LogoALTAMIAMI - The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 13.6 million passengers in June, up 1.8% from the previous year.

Traffic (RPK) grew 4.6% and capacity (ASK) increased 3.0%, bringing up the load factor to 78.8%, 1.2 percentage points higher than in June 2013.

The number of passengers carried year-to-date increased 6.4% versus the same period of the previous year, reaching 85.0 million passengers. During the aforementioned period, traffic (RPK) rose 6.6%, capacity (ASK) increased 2.9%, and the passenger load factor reached 78.8%, 2.8 percentage points higher than the previous year.

Freight ton kilometers declined 4.3% in June and 0.7% year-to-date.

 

June

Year-to-date

 

2014

2013

Change

2014

2013

Change

 

Passengers

13,564,293

13,325,277

1.8%

85,012,512

79,869,665

6.4%

Intra-LatAm*

12,231,375

12,096,401

1.1%

77,127,017

72,607,241

6.2%

Extra-LatAm

1,332,918

1,228,876

8.5%

7,885,495

7,262,424

8.6%

RPK (millions)

20,736.1

19,825.7

4.6%

127,689.6

119,775.5

6.6%

Intra-LatAm*

14,188.3

13,710.4

3.5%

88,934.3

83,304.8

6.8%

Extra-LatAm

6,547.8

6,115.3

7.1%

38,755.3

36,470.7

6.3%

ASK (millions)

26,317.6

25,554.9

3.0%

161,973.1

157,466.7

2.9%

Intra-LatAm*

18,546.2

18,231.8

1.7%

114,661.3

111,771.0

2.6%

Extra-LatAm

7,771.4

7,323.0

6.1%

47,311.7

45,695.7

3.5%

PLF

78.8%

77.6%

1.2 pts.

78.8%

76.1%

2.8 pts.

Intra-LatAm*

76.5%

75.2%

1.3 pts.

77.6%

74.5%

3.0 pts.

Extra-LatAm

84.3%

83.5%

0.7 pts.

81.9%

79.8%

2.1 pts.

FTK(thousands)

389,134

406,603

-4.3%

2,510,485

2,528,546

-0.7%

Intra-LatAm*

129,347

138,517

-6.6%

814,023

799,508

1.8%

Extra-LatAm

259,787

268,086

-3.1%

1,696,462

1,729,038

-1.9%

* International and domestic flights

Reporting airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas (includes Austral), Aeromar, AeroMéxico, Avianca, Copa Airlines, GOL, Insel Air, LATAM Airlines Group, and Volaris.

Glossary

RPK (Revenue Passenger Kilometers) number of passengers carried times the distance traveled |ASK (Available Seat Kilometers) number of seats available for sale times the distance traveled | PLFPassenger Load Factor, obtained by dividing the RPKs by the ASKs | FTK (Freight Ton Kilometers) number of tons of freight carried times the distance traveled.

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