The capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers) increased by 6.9% and the overall load factor (average aircraft occupancy on both domestic and international routes) was 83.5%.
Domestic markets of Colombia, Peru and Ecuador
In the first month of the year the airlines affiliated with the Holding transported within Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador, a total of 1,189,356 passengers, a 14.9% increase compared to January 2012 where 1,035,070 passengers were carried. Capacity in these markets through January rose by 16.5%. The load factor on domestic routes was 80.2%.
In January Avianca, TACA and subsidiaries carried 926,478 passengers on international routes, a 9.2% increase compared to January 2012 when the figure reached 848,261 passengers. The capacity measured in ASK for the international routes was up 4.7% while the load factor was 84.3%.