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LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary monthly statistics for July 2014

August 13, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiaries, the leading airline group in Latin America, today reported its preliminary monthly traffic statistics for July 2014 compared to July 2013.

System passenger traffic decreased by 1.4% while capacity decreased by 3.2%. As a result, the Company’s load factor for the month increased 1.6 points to 84.7%. International passenger traffic accounted for approximately 51% 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 5.0%, while capacity increased by 2.1%. As a consequence, the domestic passenger load factor increased 2.2 points to 80.9%.

Domestic passenger traffic in Brazil decreased by 7.8%, while capacity decreased by 7.0%. As a consequence, the domestic Brazil passenger load factor decreased 0.7 points to 83.8%.

International passenger traffic increased by 1.3%, while capacity decreased by 2.2%. Accordingly, the international passenger load factor for the month increased 3.0 points to 86.6%. International traffic includes international operations of both LAN and TAM on regional and long haul routes.

Cargo traffic for LATAM decreased 0.4% as capacity decreased 5.3%. As a consequence, the cargo load factor increased 2.8 points to 57.4%. The decrease in cargo capacity is a result of a decreased availability in the bellies of passenger aircraft in addition to a reduced freighter operation. Cargo traffic decrease was driven by weaker imports into Latin America.

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