During March 2019, Latin American and Caribbean airlines carried 25 million passengers, a growth of 4.4% compared to March 2018.
The figures bring the first quarter to 3.6 million additional passengers and growth of 5%.
Figures from the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) show reveal that. Brazil transported more than one million additional passengers between January and March reaching 4.4% growth, positioning the country as the generator of almost 30% of the accumulated growth
In Mexico over more than 250,000 additional domestic passengers were transported during f March, reaching a growth of 6.5% with respect to March 2018 and an accumulated growth of 6.3% in the first quarter of 2019
Colombia, the third most important domestic market in the region in passenger volume, showed a growth of 11.2% in March and an accumulated growth of 10.3% in 2019.
Argentina achieved a double-digit percentage growth (13%)
Chile’s domestic market grew 16.6% in March and. In the cumulative January-March, the country reached the highest growth in the region with 18.1%, benefits generated by the reduction of taxes and fees.
Extraregional international traffic grew 1.2%, despite a slight deceleration in traffic to and from the United States.
During the first quarter of the year, the region's airlines continued to increase their fleet and route network: 17 aircraft were delivered during the first three months of the year and 4 new routes were inaugurated (three domestic and one international).
Since April 30, Pedro Heilbron the CEO of Copa Airlines has been interim president of ALTA