American Airlines: Latin America, Caribbean Traffic Continues Slide


Above: an American Airlines plane (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

American Airlines Group saw another year-over-year monthly decline in Latin America and Caribbean traffic in September, according to the company’s latest traffic report.

Revenue passenger miles to the Latin America and Caribbean region fell by 3.4 percent to 2.029 billion, down from 2.101 billion in September 2013.

Fort he year, traffic to the region is still in the black, though down to 1.3 percent over the first nine months of 2013.

The region’s decline was the second-largest of any region for the US carrier, following the Atlantic region.

Overall, the carrier saw a 0.2 percent reduction in revenue passenger miles in September, with a total of just under 16.86 billion.

The data includes American Airlines and United Airlines traffic.

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