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Published on : Thursday, July 9, 2015
The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 15.0 million passengers in May, up 3.8% -or 549,000 additional passengers- from the previous year.
Traffic (RPK) grew 5.5% and capacity (ASK) increased 4.7%, bringing up the load factor to 79.1%, 0.6 percentage points higher than in May 2014.
Year-to-date, the number of passengers carried from January to May increased 5.5% versus the same period of the previous year, reaching 76.9 million passengers, or 4.0 million more passengers vs. January-May 2014. During the aforementioned period, traffic (RPK) rose 6.1%, capacity (ASK) increased 5.3%, and the passenger load factor reached 79.3%, 0.6 percentage points higher than the previous year.
Freight ton kilometers declined 11.3% in May and 8.2% year to date.