Published On: Fri, Sep 12th, 2014

ALTA member airlines passenger traffic increases 2.4% in July

InselThe Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 16.0 million passengers in July, up 2.4% from the previous year.

Traffic (RPK) grew 3.2% and capacity (ASK) increased 1.8%, bringing up the load factor to 82.2%, 1.1 percentage points higher than in July 2013.

The number of passengers carried year-to-date increased 5.8% versus the same period of the previous year, reaching 102.3 million passengers. During the aforementioned period, traffic (RPK) rose 6.0%, capacity (ASK) increased 2.7%, and the passenger load factor reached 79.3%, 2.5 percentage points higher than the previous year.

Freight ton kilometers increased 2.3% in July and 0.3% year-to-date.

 

July

Year-to-date

 

2014

2013

Change

2014

2013

Change

 

Passengers

15,997,564

15,618,315

2.4%

102,301,385

96,731,103

5.8%

Intra-LatAm*

14,469,971

14,205,855

1.9%

92,888,297

88,056,219

5.5%

Extra-LatAm

1,527,593

1,412,460

8.2%

9,413,088

8,674,884

8.5%

RPK (millions)

24,030.2

23,280.9

3.2%

152,786.5

144,103.7

6.0%

Intra-LatAm*

16,738.5

16,436.2

1.8%

106,739.5

100,788.3

5.9%

Extra-LatAm

7,291.7

6,844.8

6.5%

46,047.0

43,315.5

6.3%

ASK (millions)

29,216.3

28,702.9

1.8%

192,728.1

187,676.3

2.7%

Intra-LatAm*

20,835.1

20,651.7

0.9%

137,035.1

133,929.5

2.3%

Extra-LatAm

8,381.3

8,051.1

4.1%

55,693.0

53,746.8

3.6%

PLF

82.2%

81.1%

1.1 pts.

79.3%

76.8%

2.5 pts.

Intra-LatAm*

80.3%

79.6%

0.8 pts.

77.9%

75.3%

2.6 pts.

Extra-LatAm

87.0%

85.0%

2.0 pts.

82.7%

80.6%

2.1 pts.

FTK(thousands)

410,569

401,146

2.3%

2,938,770

2,929,692

0.3%

Intra-LatAm*

137,009

140,896

-2.8%

951,047

940,404

1.1%

Extra-LatAm

273,560

260,250

5.1%

1,987,723

1,989,288

-0.1%

* 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 |PLF Passenger Load Factor, obtained by dividing the RPKs by the ASKs | FTK (Freight Ton Kilometers) number of tons of freight carried times the distance traveled.

About ALTA:

ALTA (Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association) is a private, non-profit organization, whose member airlines represent more than 86 percent of the region's commercial air traffic. ALTA coordinates the collaborative efforts of its members in order to facilitate the development of safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly air transport in the Latin America and Caribbean region for the mutual benefit of the association's members, their customers and the industry. Visit ALTA at www.alta.aero.

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