BOGOTA, Colombia--()--During August 2012, Avianca, Taca and subsidiaries carried 2,116,567 passengers, a 14.6% increase compared to the same month of the previous year, when they transported 1,847,435 people. ASK capacity (Available Seat Kilometers), grew by 8.9%.
Between January and August 2012, AviancaTaca Holding airlines carried 15,094,431 travelers, a 13.5% increase when compared to the first eight months of 2011, when passenger numbers stood at 13,293,707.
Domestic markets in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador
During August 2012, Avianca, Taca and subsidiaries registered a 24% increase in the number of passengers carried in the domestic markets of Colombia, Peru and Ecuador, by flying 1,218,766 people. This is compared to 982,641 for the first eight months of 2011. ASK capacity in these markets increased by 25.2%.
The number of passengers transported on domestic routes between January and August 2012 was 8,626,590, compared to 7,120,387 in the same period of 2011, representing a 21.2% increase. ASK capacity rose by 24.03%.
On international routes, Avianca, Taca and subsidiaries reported in August an increase of 3.8% in passenger numbers, flying a total of 897,801 people compared to the 864,794 travelers transported in August 2011. ASK capacity in the international market grew by 5.7%.
During the first eight months of 2012, the number of passengers carried in international markets experienced a 4.8% increase passing from 6,173,320 passengers in 2011 to 6,467,841 passengers in 2012.
*ASK: Available Seat Kilometers
About AviancaTaca Holding. AviancaTaca Holding S.A. (BVC:PFAVTA) is an investment firm that serves as an instrument for the execution of the shareholders agreement which resulted in the integration process known as AviancaTaca and acts as the controlling company for the integrated operation of various airlines that operate both domestically and internationally: Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. Avianca (Avianca), Tampa Cargo S.A incorporated in Colombia, Aerolíneas Galápagos S.A Aerogal incorporated in Ecuador, and the companies that make up the TACA Group: TACA Internacional Airlines S.A, incorporated in El Salvador; Líneas Aéreas Costarricenses S.A, LACSA, incorporated in Costa Rica, Transmerican Airlines S.A. TACA Peru incorporated in Perú, Servicios Aéreos Nacionales S.A, SANSA incorporated in Costa Rica, Aerotaxis La Costeña S.A, incoporated in Nicaragua and Isleña de Inversiones C.A. de C.V. ISLEÑA incorporated in Honduras.