Published On: Wed, Nov 6th, 2013

ALTA member airlines passenger traffic increases 5.6% in September

LogoALTAMIAMI - The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 13.2 million passengers in September, up 5.6% from the previous year.

Traffic (RPK) grew 6.3% and capacity (ASK) increased 5.1%, bringing up the load factor to 78.7%, 0.9 percentage points higher than in September 2012.

The number of passengers carried year-to-date increased 6.2% versus the same period of the previous year, reaching 118.5 million passengers. During the aforementioned period, traffic (RPK) rose 7.1%, capacity (ASK) increased 6.0%, and the passenger load factor reached 77.3%, 0.8 percentage points higher than the previous year.

Freight ton kilometers increased 16.7% in September and 4.2% year-to-date.

 

 

September

Year-to-date

 

2013

2012

Change

2013

2012

Change

 

Passengers

13,215,858

12,511,237

5.6% ä

118,494,977

111,530,004

6.2% ä

RPK (millions)

19,917.2

18,732.3

6.3% ä

181,109.8

169,042.0

7.1% ä

ASK (millions)

25,299.7

24,074.1

5.1% ä

234,391.6

221,199.2

6.0% ä

PLF

78.7%

77.8%

0.9 pts. ä

77.3%

76.4%

0.8 pts. ä

FTK(thousands)

455,941

390,695

16.7% ä

3,702,737

3,554,792

4.2% ä

Reporting airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas (includes Austral), Aeromar, Aeromexico, Avianca, Copa Airlines, GOL, InselAir, LAN Group, TACA Group, TAM, TAM Mercosur 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.

 

About ALTA:

ALTA (Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association) is a private, non-profit organization, whose member airlines represent more than 90 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 atwww.alta.aero.

Member Airlines: ABSA, AeroGal, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Air Jamaica, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Aviateca, Bahamasair, BoA - Boliviana de Aviacion, Caribbean Airlines, Cayman Airways, Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, Cubana de Aviación, GOL, InselAir, Lacsa, LAN, LAN Argentina, LAN Cargo, LAN Colombia, LANCO, LAN Ecuador, LAN Express, LAN Peru, LIAT, MasAir, Surinam Airways, TACA, TACA Peru, TAM, TAM Mercosur, TAME, Volaris Associate Members: Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, JetBlue, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, UPS Affiliate Members: Airbus, Air Lease Corp., Airline Business, Amadeus, ARINC, Ascend, ATR, AvGroup, Avio-Diepen, Bain & Company, Barfield, Boeing, Bombardier, CFM, Chromalloy, Embraer, GE Aviation, Hahn Air, HEICO, Holland & Knight, I.A.E. International Aero Engines, ICF SH&E, ILFC, Ilyushin Finance Co, JLT Aerospace, Lufthansa Consulting, Lufthansa Systems, Lufthansa Technik, MARSH Aviation, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, OAG, Petrobras Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, Rockwell Collins, ROUTES, SABRE Airline Solutions, SHELL Aviation, SITA, SNECMA, SpencerStuart, Superjet International, Travelport, UATP, Wencor, Willis Aerospace, Willis Lease, World Fuel Services.

 

September

Year-to-date

 

2013

2012

Change

2013

2012

Change

 

Passengers

13,215,858

12,511,237

5.6%

118,494,977

111,530,004

6.2%

Intra-LatAm*

12,051,950

11,359,562

6.1%

107,664,770

100,823,149

6.8%

Extra-LatAm

1,163,908

1,151,675

1.1%

10,830,207

10,706,855

1.2%

RPK (millions)

19,917.2

18,732.3

6.3%

181,109.8

169,042.0

7.1%

Intra-LatAm*

13,823.2

12,919.9

7.0%

125,508.4

116,785.2

7.5%

Extra-LatAm

6,094.0

5,812.5

4.8%

55,601.5

52,256.8

6.4%

ASK (millions)

25,299.7

24,074.1

5.1%

234,391.6

221,199.2

6.0%

Intra-LatAm*

17,917.9

17,177.3

4.3%

165,894.1

158,077.9

4.9%

Extra-LatAm

7,381.8

6,896.8

7.0%

68,497.5

63,121.3

8.5%

PLF

78.7%

77.8%

0.9 pts.

77.3%

76.4%

0.8 pts.

Intra-LatAm*

77.1%

75.2%

1.9 pts.

75.7%

73.9%

1.8 pts.

Extra-LatAm

82.6%

84.3%

-1.7 pts.

81.2%

82.8%

-1.6 pts.

FTK(thousands)

455,941

390,695

16.7%

3,702,737

3,554,792

4.2%

Intra-LatAm*

138,754

122,254

13.5%

1,169,437

1,110,379

5.3%

Extra-LatAm

317,187

268,441

18.2%

2,533,300

2,444,413

3.6%

 

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