Brazil’s TAM has record market share in May

TAM announces operating data for May 2007, as disclosed by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) today.
According to ANAC, TAM registered 23.8% growth in domestic RPK (demand) compared to the same period last year, and 30.9% increase in domestic ASK (supply).

In May, market demand increased 13.2% and market supply increased 15.3%. TAM registered a domestic market share (RPK) of 49.7%, a 4.3 p.p. increase compared to the same period in 2006. TAM’s domestic load factor was 69.4%, 0.8 p.p. higher than the market average 68.6%.

In the international market, TAM registered 102.1% growth in RPK and 117.7% in ASK, compared to May 2006. The company attained market share of 72.4%, representing 43.9 p.p. growth year on year. TAM attained 68.6% load factor, 7.7 p.p. higher than the market average of 60.9%.

The domestic scheduled yield for May 2007 was reduced in comparison to the same period of the previous year, however it has already presented a recovery compared to April 2007.