LATAM releases comparative traffic stats for August (2013 v. 2012)
|Thursday 19 September 2013||Text by Carlos Ay under Commercial air transport|
In a media communiqué published early last week, LATAM Airlines Group released preliminary monthly traffic statistics for August 2013 compared to August 2012.
System-wide passenger traffic increased 1.6% as capacity decreased 0.4%. As a result, the Company’s load factor for the month increased 1.6 points to 80.9%. International passenger traffic accounted for approximately 52% of the month’s total passenger traffic.
Domestic passenger traffic for Spanish speaking operations (Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia) rose 9.0%, as capacity decreased 13.2%. As a consequence, the domestic passenger load factor decreased 2.9 points to 77.0%.
Domestic passenger traffic in Brazil decreased 1.7%, as capacity decreased 7.1%. As a consequence, the domestic Brazil passenger load factor increased 4.3 points to 78.7%.
International passenger traffic increased 1.8%, while capacity increased 0.7%. Accordingly, the international passenger load factor for the month increased 0.9 points to 83.6%. International traffic includes international operations of both LAN and TAM on regional and long haul routes.
Cargo traffic decreased 1.2% as capacity decreased 1.1%. As a consequence, the cargo load factor decreased remained flat at 56.8%. The decline in cargo traffic was driven by weaker imports into Latin America.
Notes: (1) Domestic SSC = Domestic passenger operations in Spanish speaking countries carried by LAN. Passenger statistics include domestic operations in Chile, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia. (2) Domestic Brazil = Domestic passenger operations of TAM in Brazil. (3) International = International passenger operations of LAN and TAM. Historical figures for 2011 and 2012 have been restated to include both LAN and TAM operations. Source: LATAM Airlines Group.