Search for international flights up 6.2% in Brazil

22 de novembro de 2017

São Paulo – The search for international flights in Brazilian airlines went up 6.2% in October over the same month of last year, according to a report released by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) this Wednesday (22). The percentage takes into account the number of paying passengers carried per kilometer, the Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK).

According to data by ANAC, it was the 13th consecutive month that the indicator went up. In the same period, supply also went up 8.2% over October 2016. It was the 12th consecutive month of an increase in the number of seats.

From January to October, the search for international flights increased 12.8% and the supply went up 10.6% over the same months of last year.

The Brazilian airline with the largest share in the international market in October was Latam, which has 71.1% of the sector, followed by Azul, with 12.3%, and Gol, with 10.3%, and Avianca, with 6.4%. In the month, Brazilian airlines carried 707,000 passengers in international flights.

Domestic flights also saw a raise. The search in October went up 7.8% over the same month of 2016 and the number of passengers carried stood at 7.8 million, the eight consecutive increase in the year. Supply went up 2.5% in the same comparison.

In the year’s first ten months, the search for domestic flights went up 2.7% and the supply increased 1%. In this case, the market leading companies were Gol and Latam, with 35.9% and 33.3%, respectively, followed by Azul, with 16.7%, and Avianca, with 13.6%.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani