Latin American and Caribbean airlines passenger increased 4.3% in august

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Latin American and Caribbean airlines passenger increased 4.3% in august
Tue October 15, 2019

Airlines of the region carried over 1 million additional passengers, reaching a 4.3% growth vs. August 2018 and an accumulated growth of 4.9% between January – August 2019


The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced today that Latin American and Caribbean airlines carried 26.7 million passengers in August, up 4.3% – or 1,103,983 additional passengers – from the previous year. Traffic (RPK) grew 2.8% and capacity (ASK) decreased 0.6%, bringing the load factor to 83.7%, 2.7 percentage points higher than in 2018. (see table 1).

Traffic to/from Latin America & Caribbean​
Latin American and Caribbean airlines carried 2.8 million passengers to and from Latin America and the Caribbean in August, up 1.1% from the previous year (see table 2). Traffic (RPK) grew 2.6% and capacity (ASK) decreased 0.9%, bringing the load factor to 86%.

Domestic Traffic​
Latin American and Caribbean airlines carried 20.1 million domestic passengers in August, up 5.4% from the previous year. Traffic (RPK) grew 4% and capacity (ASK) increased 1%, bringing the load factor to 82.1%.

International Traffic​
Latin American and Caribbean airlines carried 6.6 million international passengers in August, of which 3.8 million were international passengers within the region and 2.8 million outside the region. Argentina-Brazil was the most important intra-regional market while Mexico-USA was the most important extra-regional market.

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