Published On: Wed, Dec 10th, 2014

ALTA member airlines passenger traffic increases 4.8% in October

LogoALTAMIAMI - The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 15.4 million passengers in October, up 4.8% from the previous year.

Traffic (RPK) grew 4.9% and capacity (ASK) increased 2.5%, bringing up the load factor to 80.4%, 1.9 percentage points higher than in October 2013.

The number of passengers carried year-to-date increased 5.3% versus the same period of the previous year, reaching 147.4 million passengers. During the aforementioned period, traffic (RPK) rose 5.6%, capacity (ASK) increased 2.5%, and the passenger load factor reached 79.6%, 2.3 percentage points higher than the previous year.

Freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% in October but declined 0.5% year-to-date.

October

Year-to-date

2014

2013

Change

2014

2013

Change

Passengers

15,445,395

14,741,373

4.8%

147,418,492

140,021,814

5.3%

Intra-LatAm*

14,087,285

13,503,171

4.3%

133,796,531

127,555,584

4.9%

Extra-LatAm

1,358,110

1,238,202

9.7%

13,621,961

12,466,230

9.3%

RPK (millions)

22,450.3

21,403.7

4.9%

219,305.4

207,706.2

5.6%

Intra-LatAm*

15,730.7

15,112.9

4.1%

152,635.0

145,275.2

5.1%

Extra-LatAm

6,719.5

6,290.9

6.8%

66,670.4

62,431.0

6.8%

ASK (millions)

27,939.4

27,270.4

2.5%

275,635.7

268,894.3

2.5%

Intra-LatAm*

19,890.1

19,578.4

1.6%

195,561.2

191,933.7

1.9%

Extra-LatAm

8,049.3

7,692.0

4.6%

80,074.5

76,960.5

4.0%

PLF

80.4%

78.5%

1.9 pts.

79.6%

77.2%

2.3 pts.

Intra-LatAm*

79.1%

77.2%

1.9 pts.

78.0%

75.7%

2.4 pts.

Extra-LatAm

83.5%

81.8%

1.7 pts.

83.3%

81.1%

2.1 pts.

FTK(thousands)

471,913

452,220

4.4%

4,242,085

4,264,630

-0.5%

Intra-LatAm*

164,685

153,868

7.0%

1,406,192

1,379,461

1.9%

Extra-LatAm

307,228

298,352

3.0%

2,835,893

2,885,169

-1.7%

* 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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