LONDON – LATAM Brasil has exceeded pre-pandemic capacity based on flight movement statistics provided by flight tracking company RadarBox.com.
Summer 2022 saw triple-digit growth for the carrier, with strong double-digits still occurring as we approach the Winter 2022/23 season.
Without further ado, let’s get into the numbers…
For this week, the carrier has achieved 646 movements based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.
This is an increase of 26.67% compared to the same period last year, where 510 movements were recorded.
In terms of pre-pandemic comparison, the airline has exceeded this by around 76 movements this week, which is a strong way to continue growth going into the future.
Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data from the carrier:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2021 Numbers||2022 Numbers||Percentage Difference (2022 vs. 2021)|
|October 21-29||530 movements||458 movements||590 movements||+28.82%|
|October 29-November 5||556 movements||508 movements||609 movements||+19.88%|
|November 5-12||535 movements||520 movements||633 movements||+21.73%|
|November 12-19||552 movements||509 movements||628 movements||+23.38%|
What we can see from the last four weeks’ worth of data is that the carrier’s movement numbers are increasing week-on-week, especially as new route opportunities open up for the carrier.
Numbers to Grow with Delta JV…
It’s clear that these numbers will continue to grow, especially through the Delta Air Lines joint venture that LATAM is signed up to.
Earlier this week saw LATAM Airlines and Delta Air Lines announced that the São Paulo-Los Angeles route will be their first market together.
This means that LATAM will become the only airline operating a nonstop flight between Brazil and Los Angeles and will use Delta’s hub to offer further connectivity in West Coast America.
The flight will have an initial frequency of three times per week on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, with a capacity for 410 passengers (38 in the Premium Business cabin, 50 in Economy+, and 322 in Economy).
It will depart from São Paulo (Guarulhos) Airport at 11:05 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, arriving in Los Angeles at 7 a.m. the next day.
From Los Angeles, flights will depart at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and will arrive in São Paulo (Guarulhos) at 5:20 a.m. the following day.
It remains clear that this joint venture is looking promising already, especially for LATAM, who will be able to latch onto a lot of connectivity options with Delta across the U.S. and beyond.
Looking ahead, it’s going to be interesting to see what else the joint venture has in store for passengers, as this is going to prove to be a deadly combination within the Americas.
Other competitors will no doubt sweat over this and will have to see what they can do to match a joint venture of this side between Delta and LATAM.
And with numbers on the rise, LATAM does seem to be unstoppable within South America, and that is a path that will continue for many years to come.