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Latin America-Caribbean. (air lines) (1984 Market Development Report)

Latin America/Caribbean

ACES: The Colombian third-level carrier suffered from declining traffic in 1984 as passenger boardings fell 12% to 929,656 and RPKs dropped 11.7% to 242 million. FTKs remained level at 2.5 million. ACES, which flies 16 de Havilland Twin Otters and a Boeing 727-100, is forecasting a further traffic decline this year.

Aerolineas Argentinas: Surging traffic growth marked 1984 at the Argentine flag carrier and is expected to continue this year.

Passenger boardings jumped 18% last year to 3.8 million while RPKs soared 22.1% to 6.7 billion. Both totals are forecast to rise 17.4% in 1985.

Aeromaxico: Good traffic growth continued in 1984 at the Mexican flag carrier as passenger boardings rose 3.6% to 6,194,900, RPKs climbed 8.6% to 8.1 billion and FTKs soared 39.7% to 71 billion. The 1985 forecast is for increases of 10.2% in passengers, 11.7% in RPKs and 12.4% in FTKs.

AeroPeru: Passenger traffic dipped slightly at AeroPeru in 1984, with passenger boardings off 1.7% to 930,100 and RPKs down 1.3% to 1.07 billion. Freight, however, was up 0.3% to 110 million FTKs.

Aero Uruguay: The carrier did not operate in 1984, but it plans to restart its charter and split charter activities in 1985.

Air Panama: Excellent traffic growth high-lighted 1984 at the Panamanian carrier. …

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