LATAM’s passenger operation projection for October 2021 estimates the group reaching 56% of its capacity (measured in available seat kilometers – ASK) compared to the same month of 2019, in a pre-pandemic context. The situation continues to improve in the countries where the group operates, especially in Colombia and Ecuador where its domestic capacity would exceed pre-pandemic levels, reaching 105% and 100% respectively (measured in ASK).
LATAM plans to operate approximately 970 domestic and international flights daily during October, connecting 122 destinations in 18 countries. Cargo has 1,140 cargo freighter flights scheduled with an average level of utilization that is 17% higher than that of the same period of 2019. All of these projections are subject to the evolution of the pandemic and the travel restrictions in the countries where LATAM operates.
During September 2021, passenger traffic (measured in revenue passenger-kilometers – RPK) was 49.9% in relation to the same period of 2019, based on an operation (measured in ASK) of 54.1% compared to September 2019. Therefore, the load factor decreased 6.4 percentage points, reaching 76.1%.
With regard to the cargo operations, the load factor was 60.8%, which corresponds to an increase of 7.3 percentage points in relation to September 2019.
Estimation Operation LATAM Group – October 2021
(measured in ASK)
*Belly: merchandise transported in the cargo hold (lower deck) of the plane.