Published On: Wed, Jun 4th, 2014

ALTA member airlines passenger traffic increases 7.7% in April

LogoALTAMIAMI - The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 13.3 million passengers in April, up 7.7% from the previous year.

Traffic (RPK) grew 7.9% and capacity (ASK) increased 2.4%, bringing up the load factor to 78.4%, 4.0 percentage points higher than in April 2013.

The number of passengers carried year-to-date increased 6.7% versus the same period of the previous year, reaching 54.7 million passengers. During the aforementioned period, traffic (RPK) rose 6.3%, capacity (ASK) increased 2.0%, and the passenger load factor reached 79.1%, 3.2 percentage points higher than the previous year.

Freight ton kilometers declined 7.7% in April and 1.3% year-to-date.

 

April

Year-to-date

 

2014

2013

Change

2014

2013

Change

 

Passengers

13,318,836

12,367,886

7.7%

54,666,615

51,215,775

6.7%

Intra-LatAm*

12,070,460

11,281,178

7.0%

49,598,923

46,543,080

6.6%

Extra-LatAm

1,248,376

1,086,708

14.9%

5,067,692

4,672,695

8.5%

RPK (millions)

20,051.5

18,576.1

7.9%

83,778.4

78,829.4

6.3%

Intra-LatAm*

13,839.9

12,947.2

6.9%

58,412.4

54,740.1

6.7%

Extra-LatAm

6,211.6

5,628.9

10.4%

25,366.0

24,089.4

5.3%

ASK (millions)

25,571.4

24,974.0

2.4%

105,850.5

103,730.0

2.0%

Intra-LatAm*

18,073.0

17,866.8

1.2%

74,814.7

73,113.9

2.3%

Extra-LatAm

7,498.5

7,107.3

5.5%

31,035.8

30,616.1

1.4%

PLF

78.4%

74.4%

4.0 pts.

79.1%

76.0%

3.2 pts.

Intra-LatAm*

76.6%

72.5%

4.1 pts.

78.1%

74.9%

3.2 pts.

Extra-LatAm

82.8%

79.2%

3.6 pts.

81.7%

78.7%

3.0 pts.

FTK(thousands)

421,260

456,223

-7.7%

1,675,666

1,697,756

-1.3%

Intra-LatAm*

135,166

141,668

-4.6%

538,861

517,191

4.2%

Extra-LatAm

286,094

314,555

-9.0%

1,136,805

1,180,565

-3.7%

* International and domestic flights

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.

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