LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary monthly statistics for November 2020
Santiago, December 14, 2020. - LATAM Airlines Group's passenger operation in November was 33.4% (measured in available seat-kilometer -ASK) compared to the same month last year, showing a gradual recovery during the past few months. In September and October of this year, the operation was 20.0% and 28.8% respectively when compared to the same period in 2019.
The greater capacity evidenced during November is mainly explained by the domestic operation in Brazil and Colombia and by the increased international operation due to the reopening of regional markets (in South America).
LATAM Airlines Brazil showed a continued recovery of its domestic operation, increasing from 48.7% in October to 55.3% in November, compared to the same months of 2019, and flying to 44 destinations within the country. At the same time, LATAM Airlines Colombia more than doubled its domestic flight operation from 20% in October to 47% in November, compared to the same months of the previous year. Additionally in November, LATAM Airlines Colombia launched new routes from Cartagena to Cali, San Andres and Medellin; from Medellin to Barranquilla and Santa Marta and from Cali to San Andres, and also from Bogotá to Cúcuta and Pereyra.
Additionally, LATAM Airlines Peru restarted routes from Lima to nine international destinations: Asuncion, Mexico City, Guayaquil, La Paz, Los Angeles, Miami, Montevideo, New York and Sao Paulo. In the case of Chile, LATAM Airlines maintained its operation to 12 cities in the country and 11 destinations abroad via direct flights, as well as with flights connecting via Sao Paulo to London, Lisbon and Frankfurt and via Lima to Los Angeles and New York. Also, it has brought back two routes from Santiago to Asunción and La Paz.
Regarding the passenger traffic measured in revenue passenger-kilometers (RPK), this was 29.4% in relation to the same period of the previous year, reaching a load factor of 72.6%.
In terms of the cargo operation, the load factor was 68.0% (10.7 percentage points above the same period of the previous year), reflecting the solid performance that LATAM cargo has had during the year.