Panama, May 13, 2020 – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announces that airlines operating the Latin America and Caribbean market carried 31.1 million passengers in March, down 17.5% – or 6,600,845 less passengers – from the previous year. Traffic (RPK) decreased 22.9% and capacity (ASK) decreased 11.7%, bringing the load factor to 71.9%, 10.4 percentage points lower than in 2019. (see table 1).
Traffic to/from Latin America & Caribbean
10.4 million passengers travelled to and from Latin America and the Caribbean in March, a decrease of 23.6% from the previous year (see table 2). Traffic (RPK) decreased 26% and capacity (ASK) declined 13.6%, bringing the load factor to 70.8%.
Latin America and Caribbean airlines carried 17.4 million domestic passengers in March, down 11.1% from the previous year. Traffic (RPK) decreased 9.9% and capacity (ASK) decreased 3.4%, bringing the load factor to 76.2%.
Airlines operating in Latin America and Caribbean carried 13.7 million international passengers in March, of which 3.3 million were international passengers within the region and 10.4 million outside the region.
* Most important segments in number of passengers