Air Transport World

Latin America/Caribbean.(World Airline Traffic Statistics)

3.59% of world passengers

3.16% of world RPKs

3.68% of world FTKs

ACES: The Colombian carrier posted mixed traffic and financial results last year as it opened several new routes. On the traffic front, passenger boardings were up 0.3% to 1,780,662, RPKs rose 0.5% to 726.7 million and FTKs fell 4.8% to 59.6 million. ACES is looking for 5% growth this year.

Revenues of $122.7 million produced an operating profit of $41 million, up from $40 million, and a net of $1.4 million, down from $3.1 million, for the year.

Aeromexico: Despite its nation's economic woes and a sharp decline in traffic, Aeromexico was able to achieve a significant improvement in its financial situation. Thanks largely to an increase in yield and a reduction in capacity, revenues rose slightly to $814 million while expenses were cut by 3.7%, producing an operating income of $24 million, up from $3 million. Net loss was slashed to $22.8 million from $453 million in 1994.

The year saw elimination of three DC-I0s and two MD-82s from the fleet. Aeromexico also launched a major modernization of its reservations and automation systems through an agreement with EDS.

On the traffic front, passenger boardings were down 18.4% last year to 6,790,753 and RPKs fell 18.9% to 8.5 billion. FTKs, however, rose 13.2% to 87.5 million.

AeroPeru: The Peruvian carrier reported to ICAO that it flew 733,230 passengers and 1.2 billion RPKs in the first eight months of 1995. Comparative 1994 figures were not furnished.

Aero Santa: The Peruvian carrier's second year of operation was a good one. Through September, the latest period for which results were available, passenger boardings jumped 60.3% to 329,687, RPKs climbed 64.5% to 221 million and FTKs nearly doubled to 1.6 million.

Aerovias DAP: Another good year was put into the books by the Chilean third-level carrier. Passenger boardings were up 21.1% to 27,670 and RPKs jumped 31.6% to 5 million.

Air Aruba: Healthy traffic growth was posted by Air Aruba in 1995, with passenger boardings rising 29.7% to 418,576 and RPKs ahead 29.6% to 665.4 million.

Air Jamaica: Excellent traffic gains marked 1995 as passenger boardings rose 15% to 1,064,541, RPKs climbed 12% to 983 million and FTKs were ahead 6% to 199. …

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