ALTA Sees Travel Rise 10 Per Cent

Passenger figures rose 10.5 per cent in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA).

ALTA members carried 15 million passengers in February, 1.4 million more passengers than the same period in the year before.

Traffic (RPK) grew 10.1 per cent and capacity (ASK) 8.7 per cent, bringing up the load factor one percentage point to 80.1 per cent compared with the year before.

However, while passenger figures climbed, freight fell.

Freight tonne kilometres dropped 9.3 per cent in February and 8.5 per cent in the year-to-date.

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