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LATAM Group projects operation of 56% for October

Santiago, Chile, October 8, 2021 18:00
  • The domestic operations in Colombia and Ecuador forecast to exceed the pre-pandemic levels, reaching 105% and 100% respectively (measured in ASK).

LATAM's passenger operation projection for October 2021 estimates the group reaching 56% of its capacity (measured in available seat kilometers - ASK) compared to the same month of 2019, in a pre-pandemic context. The situation continues to improve in the countries where the group operates, especially in Colombia and Ecuador where its domestic capacity would exceed pre-pandemic levels, reaching 105% and 100% respectively (measured in ASK).

LATAM plans to operate approximately 970 domestic and international flights daily during October, connecting 122 destinations in 18 countries. Cargo has 1,140 cargo freighter flights scheduled with an average level of utilization that is 17% higher  than that of the same period of 2019. All of these projections are subject to the evolution of the pandemic and the travel restrictions in the countries where LATAM operates.

During September 2021, passenger traffic (measured in revenue passenger-kilometers - RPK) was 49.9% in relation to the same period of 2019, based on an operation (measured in ASK) of 54.1% compared to September 2019. Therefore, the load factor decreased 6.4 percentage points, reaching 76.1%.

With regard to the cargo operations, the load factor was 60.8%, which corresponds to an increase of 7.3 percentage points in relation to September 2019.

Estimation Operation LATAM Group - October 2021

(measured in ASK)

 

Brazil

  • 56% projected operation (versus October 2019). September 2021 projection reference: 55%

    • 82% domestic and 25% international

  • Total October destinations: 45 domestic (equivalent to 478 daily flights on average) and 17 international

  • Updates:

    • International: Restart of the São Paulo / Guarulhos - Mendoza route

Chile

  • 55% projected operation (versus October 2019). September 2021 projection reference: 50%

    • 90% domestic and 39% international

  • Total October destinations: 16 domestic (equivalent to 144 daily flights on average) and 17 international

  • Updates:

    • International: Restart of direct route Santiago-Punta Cana and Santiago-Mendoza

Colombia

  • 78% projected operation (versus October 2019). September 2021 projection reference: 80%

    • 105% domestic and 44% international

  • Total October destinations: 16 domestic (equivalent to 140 daily flights on average) and 4 international

Ecuador

  • 31% projected operation (versus October 2019). September 2021 projection reference: 31%

    • 100% domestic and 12% international

  • Total October destinations: 7 domestic (equivalent to 28 daily flights on average) and 2 international

Perú

  • 53% projected operation (versus October 2019). September 2021 projection reference: 51%

    • 82% domestic and 43% international

  • Total October destinations: 19 domestic (equivalent to 149 daily flights on average) and 18 international

Cargo

  • 82% projected operation (versus October 2019). September 2021 projection reference: 75%

    • 72% domestic belly and 49% international belly*

    • 133% dedicated freighter

*Belly: merchandise transported in the cargo hold (lower deck) of the plane.