Copa reports 23.6% traffic growth in May

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Panama-based Copa Airlines has reported a 23.6% increase in its overall passenger traffic in May compared with a year earlier.

The carrier's capacity grew 18.8%, while the passenger load factor rose 2.9 percentage points to 75.3%.

International passenger traffic grew 24.6%, while capacity increased 20%. This resulted in a load factor of 75.3%, a 2.8 percentage point increase year-on-year.

Domestic traffic, represented wholly by Colombian domestic service, increased 0.5%, while capacity decreased 7.3%. The domestic load factor for the month increased 5.8 percentage points to 74.8%.