Published On: Wed, Dec 4th, 2013

ALTA member airlines passenger traffic increases 7.8% in October

LogoALTAMIAMI - The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 13.9 million passengers in October, up 7.8% from the previous year.

Traffic (RPK) grew 8.7% and capacity (ASK) increased 4.6%, bringing up the load factor to 78.7%, 3.0 percentage points higher than in October 2012.

The number of passengers carried year-to-date increased 6.4% versus the same period of the previous year, reaching 132.4 million passengers. During the aforementioned period, traffic (RPK) rose 7.3%, capacity (ASK) increased 5.8%, and the passenger load factor reached 77.4%, 1.1 percentage points higher than the previous year.

Freight ton kilometers increased 3.6% in October and 4.1% year-to-date.

 

October

Year-to-date

 

2013

2012

Change

2013

2012

Change

 

Passengers

13,917,144

12,907,048

7.8% ä

132,412,121

124,437,052

6.4% ä

RPK (millions)

20,787.2

19,124.6

8.7% ä

201,897.0

188,166.6

7.3% ä

ASK (millions)

26,428.7

25,263.1

4.6% ä

260,820.3

246,462.3

5.8% ä

PLF

78.7%

75.7%

3.0 pts. ä

77.4%

76.3%

1.1 pts. ä

FTK(thousands)

435,473

420,494

3.6% ä

4,138,210

3,975,286

4.1% 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.

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