Brazilian carrier Gol has reported year-on-year growth of approximately 14% in passenger revenue per available seat kilometre (PRASK) in December.
The airline attributes the increase in PRASK to steps it began implementing in March 2012 to rationalise its domestic capacity.
System-wide passenger traffic declined 12.3% in December, while total capacity fell 18.4%, resulting in a 4.9 percentage point increase in the load factor to 70.9%.
Domestic traffic fell 13.9% while capacity was down 21%. The domestic passenger load factor grew six percentage points to 72.7%.
International traffic grew 10.8 and capacity increased 13.9%. The international load factor decreased 1.6 percentage points to 55.4%.
Fuel prices for the month were up 25% year-on-year, adds the carrier.
For 2012, system-wide passenger traffic declined 3.7%, while total capacity fell 5.4%, resulting in a 1.2 percentage point increase in the load factor to 70.2%.
Domestic traffic for the year fell 3.8% while capacity was down 5.4%, with the domestic passenger load factor up 1.2 percentage points to 70.8%.
International traffic fell 2.6% and capacity decreased 5%. The international load factor increased 1.6 percentage points to 64.2%.