ALTA Member Airlines Passenger Traffic Increases 6.2% in January
The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 17.0 million passengers in January, up 6.2% -or 1 million additional passengers- from the previous year.
Traffic (RPK) grew 6.7% and capacity (ASK) increased 4.8%, bringing up the load factor to 81.9%, 1.5 percentage points higher than in January 2014.
Freight ton kilometers declined 7.0% in January 2015 as compared with the same month of the previous year, reaching 381 million FTKs.
Reporting airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas (includes Austral), Aeromar, Aeromexico, Aeromexico Connect, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, GOL, Insel Air, LATAM Airlines Group, and Volaris.
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