Things Looking Up For ALTA

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) reports that its member airlines carried 10.1 million passengers in May, up 5.6% from the previous year and excluding domestic traffic in Brazil.

Traffic (RPK) grew 6.2% and capacity (ASK) increased 5.8%, bringing up the load factor to 79.8%, equivalent to 0.3 percentage points higher than in May 2015.

ALTA member airlines – including Brazil domestic traffic – carried 14.7 million passengers in May, down 2.3% — or 348,000 fewer passengers – from the previous year.

Traffic (RPK) grew 2.3% and capacity (ASK) increased 1.8%, bringing the load factor up to 79.5%, 0.4 percentage points higher than in May 2015.

ALTA reporting airlines include: AerolĂ­neas Argentinas (includes Austral), Aeromar, Aeromexico, Aeromexico Connect, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, GOL, InselAir, LATAM Airlines Group, and Volaris.