TAM S.A., Brazil’s largest airline company, announces operating data for May 2006 as disclosed by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) today. According to the ANAC, TAM registered a 33.0% growth in domestic RPK (demand) compared to the same period last year, and a 20.3% increase in domestic ASK (supply).
In May, market demand increased by 24.3%, and market supply increased by 15.8%.
In the international market, TAM registered a 45.8% growth in RPK and 28.2% in ASK, compared to May 2005.
TAM’s domestic load factor was 73.4%, a 7.0 percentage-point growth compared to May 2005, higher than the market average of 71.2%.
Regarding the international load factor, TAM has reached 73.9%, an 8.9 percentage-point growth, higher than the market average of 65.9%.
TAM registered a domestic market share (RPK) of 45.6%, a 3.0 percentage- point growth compared to the same period in 2005 and 1.3 percentage points compared to April 2006.
Regarding the international market, the company reached a market share of 28.6%, a 12.1 percentage-point growth year on year and 3.2 percentage points compared to April 2006.