Published On: Fri, Mar 27th, 2015

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.

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  January
  2015 2014 Change
Passengers 17,018,308 16,022,069 6.2%
Intra-LatAm* 15,469,769 14,584,823 6.1%
Extra-LatAm 1,548,539 1,437,246 7.7%
RPK (millions) 25,616.8 24,014.0 6.7%
Intra-LatAm* 18,217.0 17,080.7 6.7%
Extra-LatAm 7,399.8 6,933.3 6.7%
ASK (millions) 31,278.8 29,859.9 4.8%
Intra-LatAm* 22,329.3 21,411.8 4.3%
Extra-LatAm 8,949.5 8,448.2 5.9%
PLF 81.9% 80.4% 1.5 pts.
Intra-LatAm* 81.6% 79.8% 1.8 pts.
Extra-LatAm 82.7% 82.1% 0.6 pts.
FTK (thousands) 381,470 410,068 -7.0%
Intra-LatAm* 128,234 131,452 -2.4%
Extra-LatAm 253,236 278,616 -9.1%

Reporting airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas (includes Austral), Aeromar, Aeromexico, Aeromexico 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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