The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced today that Latin America and Caribbean airlines carried 27.7 million passengers in January, up 3.5% – or 928,053 additional passengers – from the previous year. Traffic (RPK) increased 0.1% and capacity (ASK) increased 1.2%, bringing the load factor to 79.6%, 0.9 percentage points lower than in 2019. (see table 1)
Traffic to/from Latin America & Caribbean
Latin America and Caribbean airlines carried 2.6 million passengers to and from Latin America and the Caribbean in January, down 1.3% from the previous year (see table 2). Traffic (RPK) decreased 2.8% and capacity (ASK) decreased 3%, bringing the load factor to 78%.
Latin America and Caribbean airlines carried 21.1 million domestic passengers in January, and up 5.5% from the previous year. Traffic (RPK) increased 3.4% and capacity (ASK) increased 4.6%, bringing the load factor to 80.6%.
Latin American and Caribbean airlines carried 6.6 million international passengers in January, of which 4 million were international passengers within the region and 2.6 million outside the region. Argentina-Brazil was the most important intra-regional market while Mexico-USA was the most important extra-regional market.
* Most important segments in number of passengers