LATAM Airlines group has posted an 8.9% increase in traffic in September compared to 2011.
Capacity increased 2% while the load factor rose 5.1 percentage points to 80.4%.
Domestic passenger traffic in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia rose 11%, as capacity increased 11.5%, resulting in a 0.3 percentage point decrease in the domestic load factor to 77.5%.
Domestic passenger traffic in Brazil rose 13.6%, as capacity decreased 6.3%, which resulted in a 13.7 percentage point increase in load factor to 78.1%.
International passenger traffic rose 5.6%, with capacity up 6.1%, resulting in a 0.4 percentage point decrease in the international load factor to 82.8%. International traffic includes the international operations of both LAN and TAM on regional and long haul routes.
Cargo traffic for LAN fell 2.7% as capacity decreased 0.9%, whereas cargo load factor fell by 1.3 percentage points to 69.3%.