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Airline Finance News - Latin America / Caribbean.

Mar 1, 2009

The Route Development Group (RDG) has announced that the 3rd Routes Americas is to be held in Lima, Peru. Taking place on February 14-16, 2010, this only network-planning event for all the Americas will be hosted by Lima Airport Partners (LAP). Feb 26, 2009

ALTA member airlines transported 115.7 million passengers in 2008, up 6% from the prior year, the organization announced. Traffic rose 9.1% to 168.72 billion RPKs against an 8.6% increase in ASKs to 236.98 billion. Load factor was up 0.3 point to 71.2%. ALTA said 2009 "will continue to be another challenging year for the region as the economic slowdown of the rest of the world will continue to have a negative impact on the Latin America and Caribbean region." Feb 23, 2009

Canada, Costa Rica

Canada and Costa Rica signed an expanded air services agreement allowing carriers to operate their own aircraft or codeshare flights between any city-pairs. Feb 25, 2009

Copa Airlines

Copa Airlines flew 568.6 million RPMs in January, up 17.3% from the year-ago month. Capacity rose 20.9% to 715.9 million ASMs and load factor dropped 2.4 points to 79.4%. Feb 23, 2009

TAM Airlines

TAM flew 2.44 billion domestic RPKs in January, up 11.8% year-over-year, against a 13.8% rise in ASKs to 3.39 billion. Load factor fell 1.3 points to 72.1%. International RPKs rose 16% to 1.64 billion while capacity climbed 18.9% to 2.1 billion ASKs, lowering load factor 1.9 points to 77.9%. Feb 25, 2009

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