ALTA Member Airlines Passenger Traffic Increases 5.9% in November

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 13.8 million passengers in November, up 5.9% from the previous year.


Miami, January 13, 2014 - The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 13.8 million passengers in November, up 5.9% from the previous year.  

Traffic (RPK) grew 5.8% and capacity (ASK) increased 3.0%, bringing up the load factor to 79.0%, 2.1 percentage points higher than in November 2012.

The number of passengers carried year-to-date increased 6.4% versus the same period of the previous year, reaching 146.2 million passengers. During the aforementioned period, traffic (RPK) rose 7.2%, capacity (ASK) increased 5.6%, and the passenger load factor reached 77.5%, 1.1 percentage points higher than the previous year.

Freight ton kilometers increased 0.1% in November and 3.7% year-to-date.

 

November

Year-to-date

 

2013

2012

Change

2013

2012

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers

13,762,912

13,001,675

5.9% ä

146,175,033

137,438,727

6.4% ä

RPK (millions)

20,291.1

19,178.4

5.8% ä

222,188.2

207,345.0

7.2% ä

ASK (millions)

25,700.3

24,940.9

3.0% ä

286,520.6

271,403.2

5.6% ä

PLF

79.0%

76.9%

2.1 pts. ä

77.5%

76.4%

1.1 pts. ä

FTK (thousands)

448,720

448,126

0.1% ä

4,586,930

4,423,412

3.7% ä

Full details below

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 | PLF Passenger Load Factor, obtained by dividing the RPKs by the ASKs | FTK (Freight Ton Kilometers) number of tons of freight carried times the distance traveled.

About ALTA:

ALTA (Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association) is a private, non-profit organization, whose member airlines represent more than 90 percent of the region's commercial air traffic. ALTA coordinates the collaborative efforts of its members in order to facilitate the development of safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly air transport in the Latin America and Caribbean region for the mutual benefit of the association's members, their customers and the industry. Visit ALTA at www.alta.aero.

Member Airlines: ABSA, AeroGal, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Air Jamaica, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Aviateca, Bahamasair, BoA - Boliviana de Aviacion, Caribbean Airlines, Cayman Airways, Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, Cubana de Aviación, GOL, InselAir, Lacsa, LAN, LAN Argentina, LAN Cargo, LAN Colombia, LANCO, LAN Ecuador, LAN Express, LAN Peru, LIAT, MasAir, Surinam Airways, TACA, TACA Peru, TAM, TAM Mercosur, TAME, Volaris Associate Members: Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, JetBlue, Omni Air International, Inc., TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, UPS Affiliate Members: Airbus, Air Lease Corp., Airline Business, Amadeus, ARINC, Ascend, ATR, AvGroup, Avio-Diepen, Bain & Company, Barfield, Boeing, Bombardier, CFM, Chromalloy, Embraer, GE Aviation, Hahn Air, HEICO, Holland & Knight, I.A.E. International Aero Engines, ICF SH&E, ILFC, Ilyushin Finance Co, JLT Aerospace, Lufthansa Consulting, Lufthansa Systems, Lufthansa Technik, MARSH Aviation, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, OAG, Petrobras Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, Rockwell Collins, ROUTES, SABRE Airline Solutions, SHELL Aviation, SITA, SNECMA, SpencerStuart, Superjet International, Travelport, UATP, Wencor, Willis Aerospace, Willis Lease, World Fuel Services.

 

 

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