LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary monthly statistics for March 2021
Santiago (Chile), April 14, 2021 - LATAM estimates the passenger operation in April 2021 to reach 25% (measured in available seat kilometers - ASK) compared to the same month in 2019 and a pre-pandemic context. This operational projection is in line with the demand, which has been affected by new border closures and passenger travel restrictions due to the current impact of COVID-19 in the region.
The group plans to operate approximately 400 daily domestic and international flights this month, connecting 114 destinations in 15 countries. Meanwhile, in the Cargo Division, there are more than 1,150 cargo freighter flights scheduled.
All projections are subject to the evolution of the pandemic, as well as travel restrictions in the countries where LATAM operates.
During March 2021, passenger traffic (measured in revenue passenger-kilometers - RPK) was 22.6% in relation to the same period in 2019, based on an operation of 31.5% (measured in available seat-kilometers - ASK) compared to March 2019. As a result, the load factor decreased 23.3% percentage points to 59.5%.
With regard to the cargo operation, the load factor in March reached 67.2%, 9.1 percentage points higher than the same month of 2019.