LAN Airlines’ system passenger traffic for July
2010 increased 14.5% as capacity rose 9.9%. As a result, the
company’s load factor increased 3.2 points to 79.2%. International
passenger traffic accounted for approximately 70% of total
Domestic passenger traffic in Chile, Argentina,
Peru and Ecuador rose 17.6% as capacity increased 8.9%. As a
consequence, the domestic load factor for the month increased 5.8
points to 78.9%.
International passenger traffic for July grew
13.3%, while capacity increased 10.3%. Accordingly, the
international passenger load factor for the month increased 2.1
points to 79.4%. During July, international capacity was mainly
driven by an increase in operations on routes to the United
States, as well as certain regional routes.
During July, cargo traffic increased 20.7%. This
increase was mainly due to the recovery in imports to Latin
America driven by Brazil and the increase in operations to Europe
with the Boeing 777-200 freighter fleet. In-line with higher demand,
capacity grew 19.7%. As a result, the cargo load factor rose 0.5
points to 67.9%.
During July, 74% of the company’s total
flights left on time based on a fifteen-minute standard (all
departures leaving within fifteen minutes of the scheduled
departure time are considered as “on-time”). This represented a
decrease of 18.9 points compared to July 2009.
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