ALTA renews its monthly traffic report

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announces that passenger traffic grew 3.7% in January 2019

Panama, March 14, 2019 – This year, ALTA brings developments in its Latin American and the Caribbean traffic report. The first novelty is a version of the content in Portuguese with the aim of expanding access to this analysis to the public of Brazil, the largest commercial aviation market in the region. The other is a new section with the domestic and international routes with the largest traffic during the month studied.

This analysis is possible thanks to the information provided by Amadeus and OAG -both ALTA members-, airlines from the region and local official entities.

Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ALTA’s Executive Director, commented: “We are very pleased to be able to provide industry executives, media, government institution representatives and people interested in aviation with access to a detailed report on the dynamics of air transport in our region. It is expected that our region will double passenger traffic within the next 10 years, and from ALTA we will accompany and support this growth, monitoring month by month how passenger traffic performs in our region, what markets grow and where are opportunities for development”.

“Having accurate and complete market information is very important for all companies today, especially for airlines. As ALTA members, we are pleased to make our tools for information management and analysis available to airlines and governments in Latin America and thus contribute to the strengthening of the monthly traffic report”, informed Vicky Huertas, Commercial Vice President, Airlines Latin America and the Caribbean, Amadeus.

In the report published it is analyzed the performance of passenger traffic in January 2019. Month in which regional airlines carried 26.8 million passengers, up 3.7% – or 957,160 more passengers – from the previous year.

In January the domestic market had an important development that represented 75% of the total growth with 717,000 additional passengers compared to January 2018.

“OAG is very pleased to report the positive growth in ALTA’s monthly traffic results. This global recognition is well-deserved and speaks to the region’s investments in operational excellence and more. OAG has been a long-time partner to the Latin America and Caribbean region, and we look forward to many other successes and milestones ahead.” Mark Mattio, Head of Sales, Americas OAG.

“We began the year with an interesting growth for air traffic in the region, further strengthening our domestic markets and demonstrating that the development of connectivity in the region and decisions that promotes the growth of the industry result in more people being able to fly and make use of the most efficient, safe and sustainable means of air transport”, de Oliveira added.

Access the complete report here:

Spanish version:

Portuguese version:

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ALTA is a private non-profit association serving the airline industry whose objective is to develop a safer, more efficient, and sustainable aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean. ALTA coordinates collaborative efforts throughout the entire value chain maximizing the impact that aviation has on the economic and social growth of the region for the benefit of industry, nations, and populations served by air transport.


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