LATAM Airlines registers dip in cargo load factor in February
March 9, 2018: LATAM Airlines Group S.A recently reported its preliminary monthly traffic statistics for February 2018.
In February, the airline’s cargo load factor saw a marginal dip by 0.3 percent at 53 percent, compared to 53.3 percent during the same period in 2017.
Its revenue ton kilometers (Cargo) stood at 281 million tonnes in February, up by eight percent, compared to 260 million tonnes during the same period in 2017.
Similarly, its available ton kilometer (Cargo) stood at 529 million tonnes, up by 8.6 percent, compared to 488 million tonnes, during the same period in 2017.
On the other hand, its passenger traffic witnessed a jump by 4.8 percent, while its capacity rose up by 4.4 percent.
As a result, LATAM’s load factor during February increased by 0.4 percentage points to 85.3 percent. Its international passenger traffic accounted for about 58 percent of the month’s total passenger traffic.
LATAM Airlines Group has one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the world. Its 317 aircraft average an age of approximately seven years and feature the latest variants, including the Boeing 787, Airbus A350, A321 and A320neo.