Published On: Mon, Nov 10th, 2014

ALTA Member Airlines Passenger Traffic Increases 1.8% in September

InselMIAMI - The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 14.2 million passengers in September, up 1.8% from the previous year.

Traffic (RPK) grew 3.1% and capacity (ASK) increased 2.0%, bringing up the load factor to 79.3%, 0.8 percentage points higher than in September 2013.

The number of passengers carried year-to-date increased 5.3% versus the same period of the previous year, reaching 132.0 million passengers. During the aforementioned period, traffic (RPK) rose 5.7%, capacity (ASK) increased 2.5%, and the passenger load factor reached 79.5%, 2.4 percentage points higher than the previous year.

Freight ton kilometers declined 11.5% in September and 1.1% year-to-date.

 

September

Year-to-date

 

2014

2013

Change

2014

2013

Change

 

Passengers

14,228,407

13,971,346

1.8%

131,973,097

125,280,441

5.3%

Intra-LatAm*

12,901,073

12,771,484

1.0%

119,709,246

114,052,413

5.0%

Extra-LatAm

1,327,334

1,199,862

10.6%

12,263,851

11,228,028

9.2%

RPK (millions)

21,107.0

20,481.9

3.1%

196,855.1

186,302.5

5.7%

Intra-LatAm*

14,443.1

14,342.2

0.7%

136,904.2

130,162.4

5.2%

Extra-LatAm

6,663.9

6,139.7

8.5%

59,950.9

56,140.1

6.8%

ASK (millions)

26,608.9

26,089.1

2.0%

247,696.3

241,623.9

2.5%

Intra-LatAm*

18,748.2

18,631.1

0.6%

175,671.1

172,355.3

1.9%

Extra-LatAm

7,860.7

7,458.0

5.4%

72,025.2

69,268.5

4.0%

PLF

79.3%

78.5%

0.8 pts.

79.5%

77.1%

2.4 pts.

Intra-LatAm*

77.0%

77.0%

0.1 pts.

77.9%

75.5%

2.4 pts.

Extra-LatAm

84.8%

82.3%

2.5 pts.

83.2%

81.0%

2.2 pts.

FTK(thousands)

415,760

469,544

-11.5%

3,770,172

3,812,410

-1.1%

Intra-LatAm*

143,918

144,006

-0.1%

1,241,507

1,225,593

1.3%

Extra-LatAm

271,842

325,538

-16.5%

2,528,665

2,586,817

-2.2%

* International and domestic flights

Reporting airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas (includes Austral), Aeromar, AeroMéxico, AeroMéxico Connect, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, 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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