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LATAM Group adjusts operational projection to 25% in April

Santiago, Chile, April 14, 2021 18:30

LATAM estimates the passenger operation in April 2021 to reach 25% (measured in available seat kilometers - ASK) compared to the same month in 2019 and a pre-pandemic context. This operational projection is in line with the demand, which has been affected by new border closures and passenger travel restrictions due to the current impact of COVID-19 in the region.

The group plans to operate approximately 400 daily domestic and international flights this month, connecting 114 destinations in 15 countries. Meanwhile, in the Cargo Division, there are more than 1,150 cargo freighter flights scheduled.

All projections are subject to the evolution of the pandemic, as well as travel restrictions in the countries where LATAM operates.

During March 2021, passenger traffic (measured in revenue passenger-kilometers - RPK) was 22.6% in relation to the same period in 2019, based on an operation of 31.5% (measured in available seat-kilometers - ASK) compared to March 2019. As a result, the load factor decreased 23.3%  percentage points to 59.5%.

With regard to the cargo operation, the load factor in March reached 67.2%, 9.1 percentage points higher than the same month of 2019.

 

LATAM Group Operational Estimate - April 2021 (measured in ASK):

Brazil

  • 27% projected operation (versus April 2019)

    • 38% domestic and 16% international

  • Total April routes: 72 domestic (equivalent to 190 daily flights) and 9 international.

Chile

  • 18% projected operation (versus April  2019)

    • 50% domestic and 5% international

  • Total April routes: 17 domestic (equivalent to 66 daily flights) and 11 international.

Colombia

  • 64% projected operation (versus April 2019)

    • 107% domestic and 26% international

  • Total April routes: 23 domestic (equivalent to 99 daily flights) and 2 international.

Ecuador

  • 20% projected operation (versus April 2019)

    • 54% domestic and 11% international

  • Total April routes: 6 domestic (equivalent to 14 daily flights) and 3 international.

Peru

  • 31% projected operation (versus April 2019)

    • 48% domestic and 25% international

  • Total April routes: 18 domestic (equivalent to 67 daily flights) and 15 international.

Cargo Division

  • 78% projected operation (versus April 2019)

    • 61% domestic belly y 36% international belly*

    • 128% freighter 

*Belly: goods transported in the cargo hold (lower deck) of the aircraft.