Air Transport World

Latin America/Caribbean.(special section: 1994 World Airline Report)

Aerocancun: The Mexican carrier expanded its route system to Frankfurt, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo. This year, it will fly three Airbus aircraft to Germany, Spain, Austria and France, and will stretch its Latin network to the Dominican Republic. Despite the new routes, passenger boardings were down 20.6% to 200,000 and RPKs fell 22.6% to 305.6 million in 1994. However, the passenger total is expected to more than double to 450,000 this year.

Aerolineas Argentinas: Traffic turned upward at the Argentine carrier after the sharp declines of 1993. It reported to ICAO that through June, 1994, boardings rose 24% to 1,964,695, RPKs were ahead 24.7% to 4.47 billion and FTKs jumped 26.9% to 103 million.

Aeromexico: Although it managed to achieve an operating profit of $4 million on revenues of $793 million, massive exchange losses from devaluation of the peso and write-offs of investments in Mexicana and Aeroperu saddled the troubled Mexican carrier with a $444 million net loss. But good growth in passenger traffic continued as gains of 12% to 8,542,218 in passengers and 10.5% to just under 11 billion in RPKs were posted. FTKs were down 1% to 78 million.

Aero Santa: The new Peruvian carrier reported to ICAO that it flew 205,728 passengers, 134 million RPKs and 837,000 FTKs through September in its two 737-200As.

Aerovias DAP: The Chilean third-level carrier reversed the traffic declines of 1993. Through November, boardings rose 14.8% to 20,147 and RPKs soared 31.5% to 3 million.

Air Aruba: Traffic was up at the Aruban carrier in 1994, with passenger boardings rising 10.2% to 322,733 and RPKs climbing 5.1% to 513.6 million.

Air Caribbean: The 2-year-old Trinidad-based regional, which flies five YS-11s in scheduled service between Trinidad and Tobago, entered a code-sharing agreement with BWIA during the spring that is expected to boost traffic for both. Its 1994 traffic results could not be obtained.

Antigua Paradise: The new national carrier of Antigua and Barbuda launched service last summer, with a 727-200 to New York JFK and Newark. …

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