Airlines in Latin America and the Caribbean reach 15 consecutive years of growth
Passenger traffic increased 5.7% in 2018, the highest growth since 2015
The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) reports that airlines in Latin America and the Caribbean transported 295.5 million passengers in 2018, which represents an increase of 5.7% over the previous year (see table 1).
Traffic (RPK) grew 7.6% and capacity (ASK) increased by 7.9%, bringing the load factor to 81.7%, equivalent to 0.2 percentage points less than in 2017.
The number of passengers transported in December 2018 increased 8.9% compared to the same month of the previous year, reaching 26.6 million passengers. In that month, traffic (RPK) increased by 7.8%, capacity (ASK) increased by 8% and the load factor reached 81.3%, 0.1 percentage points less than in December 2017.
Traffic to and from Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin American and Caribbean airlines transported 30.1 million passengers to and from Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018, 11.2% more than the previous year (see table 2). Traffic (RPK) grew 9.5% and capacity (ASK) increased 10.1%, achieving an occupancy factor of 82.1%.
The report was generated from the traffic data of the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas (includes Austral), Aeromar, Aeromexico Connect, Aeromexico, Air Antilles, Air Panama, Amaszonas, Andes Airlines, Aruba Airlines, ASERCA Airlines, Avianca Brasil , Avianca Holdings, AVIOR Airlines, Azul Airlines, Bahamasair, Boliviana de Aviacion - BoA, Caicos Express Airways, Calafia Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, Cayman Airways, CM Airlines, Conviasa, Copa Airlines Colombia, Copa Airlines, Cubana de Aviacion SA, Easyfly SA , Ecojet, Fly Jamaica, Flybondi, FlyMontserrat, Insel Air, Intercaribbean Airways Ltd, Interjet, Jetsmart, LASER Airlines, LATAM Airlines Group, LC Peru, LIAT, Link Conexion Aerea SA de CV, Maya Island Air, NatureAir, Passaredo, Dominican PAWA, Peruvian Airlines, RUTACA, Saint Barth Commuter, SANSA Airlines, SATENA, Seaborne Airlines, Sky Airline, Skybahamas, Southern Air Charter, Star Peru, Sunrise Airways, Suriname Airways, TAG Airlines, TAME Ecuador Airline, TAR Airlines, Tropic Air, VI Airlink, VivaAerobus, VivaAir Colombia, VivaAir Peru, Volaris and Windward Island Airways International.