LAN Airlines has reported its preliminary
monthly traffic statistics and punctuality indicators for March
2012 compared to March 2011.
System passenger traffic increased 14.7% as
capacity rose 8.2%. As a result, the company’s load factor for the
month increased 4.7 points to 82.4%.
traffic accounted for approximately 68.5% of the month’s total
Domestic passenger traffic in Chile, Argentina,
Peru, Ecuador and Colombia rose 17.2%, as capacity increased
12.5%. As a consequence, the domestic passenger load factor
increased 3.1 points to 77%.
International passenger traffic
rose 13.7%, while capacity increased 6.1%. Accordingly, the
international passenger load factor for the month increased 5.6
points to 85.1%.
International capacity expansion was mainly
driven by an increase in operations on certain regional routes, as
well as routes to Mexico and the Caribbean, partially offset by
reduced capacity on routes to Europe.
Cargo traffic rose
2.7% as capacity increased 0.8%. As a consequence, the cargo load
factor increased 1.3 points to 71.3%. The low increase in cargo
capacity is a result of no additional freighters being
incorporated since January 2011 in addition to decreased
availability in the bellies of passenger aircraft. The increase in
traffic is driven by anticipated demand on certain seasonal
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