Panama, April 14, 2020 – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announces that Latin America and Caribbean airlines carried 24.2 million passengers in February, up 4.5% – or 1,049,391 additional passengers – from the previous year. Traffic (RPK) increased 2.6% and capacity (ASK) increased 4.7%, bringing the load factor to 79%, 1.6 percentage points lower than in 2019. (see table 1).
Traffic to/from Latin America & Caribbean
Latin America and Caribbean airlines carried 2.18 million passengers to and from Latin America and the Caribbean in February, down 1% from the previous year (see table 2). Traffic (RPK) decreased 0.8% and capacity (ASK) increased 1.2%, bringing the load factor to 78.5%.
Latin America and Caribbean airlines carried 18.5 million domestic passengers in February, and up 6.6% from the previous year. Capacity (ASK) increased 7.8%, bringing the load factor to 79%.
Latin American and Caribbean airlines carried 5.7 million international passengers in February, of which 3.5 million were international passengers within the region and 2.2 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