Published On: Thu, Jun 19th, 2014

ALTA releases the 2014 Latin America & Caribbean capacity analysis

LogoALTAMIAMI - The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) released today its annual Capacity Analysis, 2014 edition. The analysis presents detailed activity for the top 20 airports and city pairs in the region, by volume and growth, for various sub-regions and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

As part of its mission, ALTA coordinates efforts to facilitate the development of safer, more cost efficient and environmentally friendly air transport in the region. With this in mind, ALTAis pleased to share data that identifies key airport and traffic activity, based on data provided by the Official Airline Guide (OAG) which holds an airline schedules database feeding the world's global distribution systems and travel portals.

The Analysis brings to light traffic trends that include the following:

  • The top 5 city pairs in the region are domestic city pairs within Brazil.
  • Mexico City's International Airport (MEX) remains the busiest airport in the region, with more than 925 average daily operations.
  • Sao Paulo's Guarulhos (GRU) is the top airport in terms of available seats, with over 45 million total seats.
  • Panama's Tocumen International Airport (PTY) is the fastest growing airport in terms of international departures, with 11,328 (11.4%) additional flights in 2013 vs. 2012.

The information comprises current traffic for 2013, relative and absolute growth versus 2012, and also the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2004 and 2013.

The report may be found in alta.aero or by using the following link http://www.alta.aero/aura/content/publication/Capacity%20Analysis%202014%20sent.pdf.

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