Air traffic in Latin America grew in 2019
Airlines in the region transported a total of 307.3 million passengers last year, 3.9% more than 2018
During 2019, air traffic lines reported passenger growth to the point of reaching 307.3 million people transported in Latin America and the Caribbean.
This figure represents a growth of 3.9% more than in 2018, according to the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA in Spanish).
“2019 marked the sixteenth continuous year of growth in passenger traffic in Latin America and the Caribbean, surpassing 300 million passengers transported by airlines in the region,” said Luis Felipe de Oliveira, director of ALTA.
The manager emphasizes that this result was very important for them since the region had an economic activity substantially lower than predicted.
Despite this scenario, the industry grew and “with a significant improvement in connectivity, with 212 new routes/services initiated in the year: 125 domestic and 87 international”, de Oliveira said.
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