LATAM Group projects 56% operation for October

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LATAM Group projects 56% operation for October
Source: Newlink
Wed October 13, 2021

The airline expects to reach an operation by December (measured in ASK) between 65% and 70%, compared to the same month of 2019

LATAM's operational passenger projection for October 2021 is estimated to reach 56% (measured in available seat kilometers - ASK) compared to the same month of 2019, in a pre-pandemic context. The scenario continues to be positive in the countries where the group operates, especially in Colombia and Ecuador where its domestic supply would exceed pre-school levels, with 105% and 100% respectively (measured in ASK).

LATAM plans to operate approximately 970 daily domestic and international flights during October, connecting 122 destinations in 18 countries. The cargo business has 1,140 flights scheduled in cargo planes with a level of use 17% higher on average than the same period of 2019. All these projections are subject to the evolution of the pandemic, as well as travel restrictions in the countries where LATAM operates.

During September 2021, passenger traffic (measured in rented passenger-kilometers - RPK) was 49.9% compared to the same period in 2019, based on an operation measured in ASK (available seat-kilometers) of 54.1% compared to September 2019. This implied that the load factor decreased 6.4 percentage points, reaching 76.1%.

In cargo, the load factor was 60.8%, which corresponds to an increase of 7.3 percentage points compared to September 2019.


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