|LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary monthly statistics for April 2019|
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Santiago, Chile, May 8, 2019 – LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiaries, ("LATAM Airlines Group" or "the Company") (NYSE: LTM / IPSA: LTM), the leading airline group in Latin America, today reported its preliminary monthly traffic statistics for April 2019 compared with the same period of 2018.
System passenger traffic (measured in revenue passenger kilometers (RPK)) increased 8.0%, while capacity rose by 8.0%. As a result, the Company's load factor for the month fell 0.1 percentage points to 83.3%. The 30.1% increase in capacity in Spanish-speaking domestic markets (Domestic SSC) is mainly explained by the strike in Chile last year. Excluding Chile, Domestic SSC capacity rose 10.4%, in line with the rise of the first three months of the year. International passenger traffic accounted for approximately 58% of the month's total passenger traffic.