American Airlines’ Uptick in Latin America, Caribbean


After months of decline, American Airlines Group is beginning to show signs of growth in Latin America in the Caribbean, according to the company’s latest traffic data.

American Airlines reported 2.587 billion revenue passenger miles in June, a 1.4 percent increase compared to the same month in 2016.

Available seat miles in the region grew by 2.4 percent to 3.279 billion, while load factor saw a decline of 0.8 percentage points to 78.9 percent.

For the year, Latin America and Caribbean revenue passenger miles are still showing a decline of 2.2 percent iwth a total of 19.5 billion.

American has been facing increased competition from carriers like JetBlue and Southwest, which have been heavily expanding their route networks in the Caribbean.

— Caribbean Journal staff