LATAM Airlines sees increase in passenger numbers

LATAM Airlines sees increase in passenger numbers

LATAM Airlines Group and its subsidiaries, the leading airline group in Latin America, has reported its preliminary monthly traffic statistics for June 2015 compared to June 2014.

System passenger traffic increased by 1.9 per cent while capacity increased by 2.3 per cent.

As a result, the company’s load factor for the month decreased 0.4 points to 81.5 per cent.

International passenger traffic accounted for approximately 54 per cent 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 5.4 per cent, while capacity increased by 2.5 per cent.

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As a consequence, the domestic passenger load factor increased 2.2 points to 78.3 per cent.

Domestic passenger traffic in Brazil remained flat, while capacity increased by 3.4 per cent.

As a consequence, the domestic Brazil passenger load factor decreased 2.7 points to 78.1 per cent.

International passenger traffic increased by two per cent, while capacity increased by 1.6 per cent.

Accordingly, the international passenger load factor for the month increased 0.4 points to 84.6 per cent.

International traffic includes international operations of both LAN and TAM on regional and long haul routes.