LATAM Airlines‘ operational passenger projection for the month of June is estimated to reach 36% (measured in available seat kilometers – ASK) versus the same month of 2019, in a pre-pandemic context.
The projected operation is higher than that of last May (30.8%, measured in ASK), while all markets show higher projections than those of the previous month and are explained by the progress in the vaccination process in the countries where the group operates and the consequent increase in demand.
LATAM expects approximately 691 daily domestic and international flights in the sixth month of the year, connecting 114 destinations in 14 countries. Meanwhile, the Cargo division has more than 1,000 flights on freighter aircraft scheduled for June, 20% more than in the same month of 2019. All these projections are subject to the evolution of the pandemic, as well as travel restrictions in the countries where LATAM operates.
During May 2021, passenger traffic (measured in revenue passenger-kilometers – RPK) was up 25.6% compared to the same period of 2019, based on an operation measured in ASK (available seat-kilometers) of 30.8% compared to May 2019. This implied that the occupancy factor decreased 14.1 percentage points to 69.6%.
In cargo, the occupancy factor was 69.8%, corresponding to an increase of 13.4 percentage points compared to May 2019.