LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary monthly statistics for January 2022
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Santiago (Chile), February 10, 2022 - Despite the Omicron variant impact and the increase in cases of COVID-19, LATAM continues to show operational trends similar to those of January of this year, estimating a commercial passenger operation of up to 66% (measured in available seat kilometers - ASK) in February, compared to the same month of 2019 and a pre-pandemic context. This forecast may be impacted by the increase in cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
LATAM plans to operate approximately 1,059 daily national and international flights during February, connecting 132 destinations in 18 countries. The cargo business has 1,110 flights scheduled on cargo freighters with an average utilization level that is 6% higher than the same period in 2019.
In January 2022, passenger traffic (measured in revenue passenger-kilometers - RPK) was 65.4% in relation to the same period in 2019, based on an operation measured in ASK (available seat kilometers) of 69.5% compared to January 2019. This means that the load factor reached 80.4%.
In regards to cargo operations, the load factor was 53.5%, which corresponds to an increase of 1.2 percentage points compared to January 2019.