American Airlines Showing Prolonged Decline in Latin America, Caribbean


By Dana Niland
CJ Contributor

American Airlines’ decline in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015 continues.

American Airlines Group is reporting a 6.1 percent decrease in year-to-date revenue passenger miles for Latin America and the Caribbean compared to the first six months of 2014, according to the company’s most recent traffic report.

It was the latest monthly decline for the carrier in the wider region; in June specifically the carrier reported a 2.8 percent decline in RPM, with a total of 2.63 billion.

The carrier’s load factor in the region increased in the first six months of 2015 by 0.7 percent, while available seat miles declined by 7 percent in the same period.

The regional decline came as the company saw a 0.8 percent overall increase in international revenue passenger miles.

— CJ


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