During September 2011, system passenger traffic
for LAN Airlines and its subsidiaries increased 11.1% as capacity
As a result, the companyís load factor for the month
increased 0.5 points to 80.3%. International passenger traffic
accounted for approximately 68% of total passenger traffic.
Starting in January 2011, these figures include AIRESí domestic
and international operations.
Domestic passenger traffic in Chile, Argentina,
Peru, Ecuador and Colombia rose 25.3% as capacity increased 25.9%.
As a consequence, the domestic passenger load factor in September
decreased 0.3 points to 77.8%. International passenger traffic
grew 5.5%, while capacity increased 4.1%. Accordingly, the
international passenger load factor for the month increased 1.1
points to 81.5%.
During September, cargo traffic rose 11.2%
as capacity increased 10%. As a consequence, the cargo load
factor increased 0.8 points to 70.6%. Traffic and capacity grew
due to the arrival of three new Boeing 767F freighters between
November 2010 and January 2011. These aircraft have been assigned
to boost growth in the Latin American, United States West Coast
and Mexican markets.
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