TAM boosts international market share

According to ANAC, TAM registered 35.4% growth in domestic RPK (demand) compared to the same period last year, and a 28.6% increase in domestic ASK (supply) for September 2006.

In September, market demand increased by 6.9% and market supply increased by 4.9%. In the international market, TAM registered 36.6% growth in RPK and 37.7% in ASK compared to September 2005.

TAM’s domestic load factor was 73.2%, representing 3.7 p.p. growth compared to September 2005 and higher than the 72.4% market average. Regarding the international load factor, TAM reached 76.8%, higher than the market average of 76.3%.

TAM registered domestic market share (RPK) of 51.7%, 10.9 p.p. growth compared to the same period in 2005 and 0.4 percentage points compared to August 2006. Regarding the international market, the company reached market share of 60.0%, representing 40.0 p.p. growth year on year and a 5.4 percentage point increase compared to August 2006.

Scheduled domestic yield for 3Q06 is aligned with 1Q06.