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Latin American-Caribbean. (air line statistics) (23rd Annual Market Development Report)

Latin America/Caribbean

Aerolineas Argentinas: Mixed traffic results were posted by Argentina's flag carrier in 1985, with RPKs rising 1.5% to 6.39 billion but passenger boardings falling 8.1% to 3.5 million. Freight was up 5.8% to 175 million FTKs.

A growth surge is being forecast for 1986 as the carrier anticipates a 16.7% jump in boardings, a 17.4% increase in RPKs and a 15.6% hike in FTKs.

Aeromexico: Excellent growth was once again the story at the Mexican carrier in 1985. Passenger boardings rose 7.2% to 6.64 million, RPKs were up 2.7% to 8.35 billion and FTKs jumped 24.4% to 88.3 million.

AeroPeru: Another year of declining traffic marked 1985 at Peru's flag carrier, but a small turnaround is forecast for 1986.

Passenger boardings last year were off 2.6% to 906,228, RPKs fell 7.5% to 993 million and FTKs were down 8.6% to 100 million. AeroPeru expects increases of 4.8% in passengers and 1% in RPKs but a slight dip in FTKs this year.

On the financial side, operating revenues dropped 11.8% to $77.5 million but expenses declined 22.4% to produce an operating profit of $5.5 million in contrast to a $4-million loss in 1984.

AeroPeru flies four McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62s, three Boeing 727-100s and three Fokker F28s.

Aero Uruguay: The Uruguayan carrier is restarting its operations to the U.S. with a leased aircraft and expects this year to once again acquire aircraft of its own. It suspended operations in 1982.

Air Jamaica: Good traffic growth marked 1985 at the Jamaican carrier, which posted increases of 16% to 845,370 in boardings and 17% to 1. …

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