LATAM Group projects 69% operation for December
The group ratifies the estimates to close the year on 65% of operation compared to 2019
LATAM's operational passenger projection for December 2021 is estimated to reach 69% (measured in available seat kilometers - ASK) compared to the same month in 2019, in a pre-pandemic context.
The increases in the operational projection for Colombia (+14 pp) and Brazil (+10 pp) stand out for this period compared to the November projection. In the latter country, the increase is accompanied by new domestic routes to Jericoacoara and Vitória da Conquista, in addition to the reactivation of flights to Milan and London from São Paulo / Guarulhos. Additionally, the seasonal routes Santiago-Florianópolis, São Paulo / Guarulhos-Punta del Este and Santiago-Punta del Este return. With these announcements, the group maintains its expectation of closing the year on 65% of operation compared to 2019.
LATAM plans to operate approximately 1,212 daily domestic and international flights during December, connecting 129 destinations in 18 countries. The cargo business has scheduled 1,150 flights in cargo planes with a level of use 20% 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 the LATAM group operates.
In November 2021, passenger traffic (measured in rented passenger-kilometers - RPK) was 62.3% compared to the same period in 2019, based on an operation measured in ASK (available seat-kilometers) of 62.8% compared to November 2019. This implied that the load factor decreased 0.6 percentage points, reaching 82.0%. In cargo, the load factor was 59.4%, which corresponds to an increase of 2.1 percentage points compared to November 2019.