LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary monthly statistics for July 2021
Santiago (Chile), August 11, 2021 - LATAM's passenger operation projection for August 2021 estimates the group reaching a capacity of 49% (measured in available seat kilometers - ASK) compared to the same month in 2019, in a pre-pandemic context. The upward trend in operational recovery continues for the fourth consecutive month, noting the largest operation projected since the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 health crisis, with an increase compared to July, which was 45.6%. Based on the estimates for the following months, the group expects to close the third quarter with an operation greater than 50% of 2019 levels.
LATAM estimates approximately 891 domestic and international daily flights during August, connecting 116 destinations in 16 countries. Meanwhile, the Cargo division has scheduled 1,020 flights in cargo freighters during the period, 19% more than in the same month of 2019. All of these projections are subject to the evolution of the pandemic, as well as travel restrictions in the countries where LATAM operates.
During July 2021, passenger traffic (measured in rented passenger-kilometers - RPK) was 39.8% in relation to the same period of 2019, based on an operation measured in ASK (available seats-kilometers) of 45.6% compared to July 2019. This implied that the load factor decreased by 10.6 percentage points, reaching 73.8%.
With regard to the cargo operations, the load factor was 62.0%, which corresponds to an increase of 9.2 percentage points regarding July 2019.