Latin American airline operator Copa Holdings said that its system-wide passenger traffic increased 9.4% year over year during October while capacity increased 9.2%.
As a result, system load factor for October 2013 was 74.3%, a 0.1 percnetage point increase when compared to October 2012.
International passenger traffic grew 10.8%, while capacity increased 10.5%.
This resulted in a load factor of 74.2%, a 0.2 percentage point increase when compared to October 2012. For the month, International capacity represented 96.8% of total capacity.
Domestic traffic, represented wholly by Colombian domestic service, decreased 20.1%, while capacity decreased 20.3%. As a result, domestic load factor for the month increased 0.3 % age points to 79.0%. For the month, domestic capacity represented 3.2% of total capacity.
Copa Holdings is a leading Latin American provider of passenger and cargo services. The company, through its operating subsidiaries, provides service to 66 destinations in 29 countries in North, Central and South America with a fleet consisting of 64 Boeing (NYSE: BA) 737NG aircraft and 26 Embraer (NYSE: ERJ)-190s.
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