TAM has highest growth in Brazil

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.
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