Table 1: *Domestic and International

Excluding domestic traffic in Brazil, ALTA member airlines carried 9.8 million passengers in February, up 11.4% from the previous year (see table 2). Traffic (RPK) grew 12.1% and capacity (ASK) increased 10.9%, bringing up the load factor to 79.7%, equivalent to 0.8 percentage points higher than in February 2015.

Table 2: *Domestic and International excluding Brazil domestic

Comparing 2016 vs. 2015

Benefits of Visa Elimination for Colombians Traveling to Mexico

Starting November 9, 2012, Mexico stopped requiring a Visa from Colombian visitors to enter the country. This positive initiative has stimulated the traffic between the two countries with an average growth rate of greater than 30% per year. New airlines such as Interjet and LAN have taken advantage of this and started operations between the two countries, while carriers that were already operating increased their capacity both in terms of seats offered and frequencies.

Reporting airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas (includes Austral), Aeromar, Aeromexico, Aeromexico Connect, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, GOL, InselAir, LATAM Airlines Group, and Volaris.

RPK (Revenue Passenger Kilometers) number of passengers carried times the distance traveled | ASK (Available Seat Kilometers) number of seats available for sale times the distance traveled | PLF Passenger Load Factor, obtained by dividing the RPKs by the ASKs | FTK (Freight Ton Kilometers) number of tons of freight carried times the distance traveled