Published On: Mon, Jan 13th, 2014

ALTA member airlines passenger traffic increases 5.9% in November

LogoALTAMIAMI - The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 13.8 million passengers in November, up 5.9% from the previous year.

Traffic (RPK) grew 5.8% and capacity (ASK) increased 3.0%, bringing up the load factor to 79.0%, 2.1 percentage points higher than in November 2012.

The number of passengers carried year-to-date increased 6.4% versus the same period of the previous year, reaching 146.2 million passengers. During the aforementioned period, traffic (RPK) rose 7.2%, capacity (ASK) increased 5.6%, and the passenger load factor reached 77.5%, 1.1 percentage points higher than the previous year.

Freight ton kilometers increased 0.1% in November and 3.7% year-to-date.

 

November

Year-to-date

 

2013

2012

Change

2013

2012

Change

 

Passengers

13,762,912

13,001,675

5.9% ä

146,175,033

137,438,727

6.4% ä

RPK (millions)

20,291.1

19,178.4

5.8% ä

222,188.2

207,345.0

7.2% ä

ASK (millions)

25,700.3

24,940.9

3.0% ä

286,520.6

271,403.2

5.6% ä

PLF

79.0%

76.9%

2.1 pts. ä

77.5%

76.4%

1.1 pts. ä

FTK(thousands)

448,720

448,126

0.1% ä

4,586,930

4,423,412

3.7% 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.

 

November

Year-to-date

 

2013

2012

Change

2013

2012

Change

 

Passengers

13,762,912

13,001,675

5.9%

146,175,033

137,438,727

6.4%

Intra-LatAm*

12,594,959

11,871,562

6.1%

132,979,752

124,440,182

6.9%

Extra-LatAm

1,167,953

1,130,113

3.3%

13,195,281

12,998,545

1.5%

RPK (millions)

20,291.1

19,178.4

5.8%

222,188.2

207,345.0

7.2%

Intra-LatAm*

14,416.4

13,486.7

6.9%

154,472.5

143,555.4

7.6%

Extra-LatAm

5,874.7

5,691.8

3.2%

67,715.7

63,789.6

6.2%

ASK (millions)

25,700.3

24,940.9

3.0%

286,520.6

271,403.2

5.6%

Intra-LatAm*

18,353.0

17,673.0

3.8%

203,063.7

193,780.7

4.8%

Extra-LatAm

7,347.3

7,268.0

1.1%

83,456.9

77,622.5

7.5%

PLF

79.0%

76.9%

2.1 pts.

77.5%

76.4%

1.1 pts.

Intra-LatAm*

78.6%

76.3%

2.2 pts.

76.1%

74.1%

2.0 pts.

Extra-LatAm

80.0%

78.3%

1.6 pts.

81.1%

82.2%

-1.0 pt.

FTK(thousands)

448,720

448,126

0.1%

4,586,930

4,423,412

3.7%

Intra-LatAm*

158,464

145,131

9.2%

1,476,045

1,391,868

6.0%

Extra-LatAm

290,256

302,995

-4.2%

3,110,885

3,031,544

2.6%

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 * International and domestic flights

 

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