LATAM Group’s passenger operational projection for September 2021 is estimated to reach 53% (measured in available seat kilometers – ASK) versus the same month in 2019, in a pre-pandemic context. The trend continues upward, with a significant increase in Chile’s domestic business, which projects 86% of operation versus August’s projection (70%), due to better sanitary conditions and the consequent increase in mobility within the country.
For December this year, the group estimates an operation (measured in ASK) between 65% to 70% compared to the same month in 2019, mainly driven by domestic routes in addition to the restart of long-haul routes to Barcelona, London and Milan from Sao Paulo/Guarulhos.
LATAM expects approximately 970 domestic and international daily flights during September, connecting 117 destinations in 16 countries. The Cargo business has 990 flights scheduled on freighter aircraft, 16% more than in September 2019. All these projections are subject to the evolution of the pandemic, as well as travel restrictions in the countries where LATAM operates.
During August 2021, passenger traffic (measured in revenue passenger-kilometers – RPK) was up 44.7% compared to the same period in 2019, based on an operation measured in ASK (available seat-kilometers) of 49.7% compared to August 2019. This implied that the occupancy factor decreased 8.5 percentage points to 75.3%.
In cargo, the occupancy factor was 61.9%, which corresponds to an increase of 7.4 percentage points compared to August 2019.
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