2013-07-08 23:26:01 -
Santiago, Chile, July 8, 2013 - LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiaries,
("LATAM Airlines Group" or "the Company") (NYSE: LFL / IPSA: LAN /
LATM11), the leading airline group in Latin America, today reported preliminary
monthly traffic statistics for June 2013 compared to June 2012.
System passenger traffic increased 2.4% as capacity declined 0.1%. As a result,
the Company's load factor for the month increased 1.9 points to 79.7%.
International passenger traffic accounted for approximately 52% of the month's
total passenger traffic.
Domestic passenger traffic in LATAM Airlines Group's Spanish speaking operations
(Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia) rose 13.8%, as capacity increased
16.3%. As a consequence, the domestic passenger
load factor decreased 1.6 points
Domestic passenger traffic in Brazil decreased 0.4%, as capacity decreased
10.7%. As a consequence, the domestic Brazil passenger load factor increased
8.3 points to 80.4%.
International passenger traffic increased 1.6%, while capacity increased 3.8%.
Accordingly, the international passenger load factor for the month decreased
1.8 points to 80.8%. International traffic includes international operations of
both LAN and TAM on regional and long haul routes.
Cargo traffic decreased 1.8% as capacity increased 0.9%. As a consequence, the
cargo load factor decreased 1.6 points to 56.5%. The growth in cargo capacity is
a result of an increased availability in the belly of passenger aircraft
partially offset by reduced freighter operation. The decline in cargo traffic
was driven by weaker imports into Latin America.
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