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In full recovery, Latam projects 41% of operation for May in Ecuador

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With the reopening of frequencies, the airline industry continues its recovery after two years of the pandemic, and is even beginning to experience indicators higher than those of 2019 (pre-pandemic). This is the case of the Latam group, which projects a passenger operation of up to 73% for May (measured in available seat kilometers-ASK) compared to the same month in 2019.

According to the firm, which operates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador, this would be the fourth month of a positive operational trend for the group, hand in hand with the reactivation of routes and the launch of new destinations in the connectivity network. global.

From April 1, Latam Airlines flies direct and non-stop on the new route Quito-Bogotá-Quito

Specifically, in what has to do with the Ecuadorian market, Latam projects the 41% operation (versus May 2019). For May, it projects eight domestic destinations (equivalent to 40 daily flights on average) and three international ones.

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While, in all the markets where it operates, Latam expects to operate approximately 1,115 daily national and international flights during May, connecting 133 destinations in 20 countries. Among the novelties of this month stands out the start of operations of the Brasilia-Sinop route, in the domestic market of Brazil.

The cargo business, meanwhile, has scheduled 1,210 flights on cargo planes.

The firm indicated that all these projections are subject to the evolution of the pandemic in the countries where the group operates.

Latam recovers the domestic routes it had before the pandemic

In April 2022, passenger traffic (measured in rental passenger kilometers-RPK) was 69.4% compared to the same period in 2019, based on an operation measured in ASK (available seat kilometers) of 71, 2% compared to April 2019. This implied that the load factor decreased 2.1%, reaching 81.2%.

In cargo, the load factor was 59.3%, which corresponds to an increase of 3.3% compared to April 2019. (I)

Source: Eluniverso

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