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Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2013
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiaries, (“LATAM Airlines Group” or “the Company”), the leading airline group in Latin America, today reported its preliminary monthly traffic statistics for October 2013 compared to October 2012.
System passenger traffic increased 3.1% as capacity decreased 2.1%. As a result, the Company’s load factor for the month increased 4.3 points to 83.3%. International passenger traffic accounted for approximately 52% of the month’s total passenger traffic.
Domestic passenger traffic in LATAM Airlines Group´s Spanish speaking operations (Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia) rose 9.9%, as capacity increased 7.3%. As a consequence, the domestic passenger load factor increased 1.9 points to 79.7%.
Domestic passenger traffic in Brazil decreased 0.5%, as capacity decreased 5.7%. As a consequence, the domestic Brazil passenger load factor increased 4.2 points to 80.3%.
International passenger traffic rose 3.6%, while capacity decreased 2.4%. Accordingly, the international passenger load factor for the month increased 5.0 points to 86.4%. International traffic includes international operations of both LAN and TAM on regional and long haul routes.
Cargo traffic for LATAM decreased 2.7% as capacity decreased 4.4%. As a consequence, the cargo load factor increased 1.1 points to 60.5%. The decrease in cargo capacity is a result of a reduced freighter operation. The decrease in cargo traffic was driven by weaker imports into Latin America.
Source:- Latam Airlines