LATAM projects 70% operation for April and launches a new route within South America
The estimate represents an increase of 2.1 percentage points compared to the March result and is the highest operational figure so far this year
The LATAM group projects a passenger operation of up to 70% for April (measured in available seat kilometers - ASK) compared to the same month in 2019 (pre-pandemic scenario), which represents an increase of 2.1 percentage points compared to March and the highest figure so far this year.
Among the novelties of this month, the start of operations from Lima (Peru) to Cartagena (Colombia) and Rio de Janeiro/Galeao (Brazil) stands out, in addition to the route between Quito (Ecuador) and Bogotá (Colombia), expanding the options of connectivity between countries in the region.
LATAM plans to operate approximately 1,059 daily national and international flights during April, connecting 132 destinations in 20 countries. The cargo business has scheduled more than 1,360 flights in cargo planes and the delivery of a new aircraft converted for this purpose stands out, with the operating fleet reaching a total of 13 planes of this type. All these projections are subject to the evolution of the pandemic in the countries where the group operates.
In March 2022, passenger traffic (measured in rental passenger kilometers - RPK) was 66.5% compared to the same period in 2019, based on an operation measured in ASK (available seat kilometers) of 67.9% compared to March 2019. This implied that the load factor decreased 1.7 percentage points, reaching 81.1%.
In cargo, the load factor was 60.6%, which corresponds to an increase of 2.6 percentage points in relation to March 2019.