Airline passenger traffic grows in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association reports that the region's airlines transported 25 million passengers in March, 4.4% more than the same month of 2018
The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) reports that airlines in Latin America and the Caribbean transported 25 million passengers in March, representing a growth of 4.4% over the previous year. Traffic (RPK) grew 4.1% and capacity (ASK) increased by 5.3%, bringing the load factor to 80.4%, equivalent to 0.9 percentage points less than in March 2018.
The airlines of Latin America and the Caribbean transported 2.5 million passengers to and from the region in March, which represents a growth of 1.2% compared to 2018 (see table 2). Traffic (RPK) increased 3.3% and capacity (ASK) grew 4.4%, bringing the load factor to 80.9%.
Airlines in Latin America and the Caribbean carried 18.9 million domestic passengers in March, which represents a 5.8% growth compared to 2018 (see table 2). Traffic (RPK) grew 5.6% and capacity (ASK) grew 7%, bringing the load factor to 79.7%.
Latin American and Caribbean airlines carried 6.2 million international passengers in March, of which 3.7 million were international passengers within the region and 2.5 million outside the region. Argentina - Brazil was the most important intraregional market, while Mexico - USA. It was the most important extraregional market.
The traffic data of the following airlines are included in this report: 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 Aviación - 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, Gol Linhas Aereas, 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, Surinam Airways, TAG Airlines, TAME Airline of Ecuador, TAR Airlines, Tropic Air, VI Airlink, VivaAerobus, VivaAir Colombia, VivaAir Peru, Volaris, and Windward Island Airways International.