LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiaries, the leading airline group in Latin America, has reported preliminary monthly traffic statistics for December 2012 compared to December 2011.
System passenger traffic increased 10.0% as capacity rose 7.4%. As a result, the Company’s load factor for the month increased 1.8 points to 78.2%. International passenger traffic accounted for approximately 50% 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 10.6%, as capacity increased 11.6%. As a consequence, the domestic passenger load factor decreased 0.7 points to 78.1%.
Domestic passenger traffic in Brazil rose 10.5%, as capacity decreased 3.7%. As a consequence, the domestic Brazil passenger load factor increased 10.5 points to 81.9%.
International passenger traffic rose 9.6%, while capacity increased 15.0%. Accordingly, the international passenger load factor for the month decreased 3.7 points to 75.7%. International traffic includes international operations of both LAN and TAM on regional and long haul routes.