LATAM Airlines Group and its subsidiaries, the leading airline group in Latin America, has reported its preliminary monthly traffic statistics for July 2015 compared to July 2014.
System passenger traffic increased by 6.7 per cent while capacity increased by 7.6 per cent.
As a result, the company’s load factor for the month decreased 0.8 points to 84 per cent.
International passenger traffic accounted for approximately 51 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 7.5 per cent, while capacity increased by 4.9 per cent.
As a consequence, the domestic passenger load factor increased two points to 82.9 per cent.
Domestic passenger traffic in Brazil rose 5.9 per cent, while capacity increased by 7.5 per cent, resulting in a load factor decrease of 1.2 points to 82.6 per cent.
The 7.5 per cent capacity increase over July 2014 is affected by the World Cup soccer tournament which took place in Brazil last year.
Passenger capacity in Brazil is flat with respect to July 2013.
International passenger traffic increased by 6.9 per cent, while capacity increased by 8.6 per cent.
Accordingly, the international passenger load factor for the month decreased 1.4 points to 85.2 per cent.
International traffic includes international operations of both LAN and TAM on regional and long haul routes.