The Remarkable Recovery of Latin America’s Aviation Sector

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Jun 25. Compared to other regions, the airline industry in the Latin America and the Caribbean region had the fastest recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, anywhere. Up to April 2022, the international Revenue Passenger-Kilometer (RPKs) in Central America had rebounded up to 96% of 2019 levels, followed by the Caribbean with a 75% recovery and South America with a 74%.

Simple Flying recently spoke with José Ricardo Botelho, executive director of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA for its name in Spanish). We discussed the recovery of the region and what challenges remain. This is what he told us.

The domestic market has been less impacted by the restrictive measures affecting international traffic. Several countries in the region have seen an accelerated recovery with respect to pre-pandemic levels, such as Colombia, which exceeded its 2019 levels by 30% for the month of April, followed by Mexico, with 6% above its 2019 levels.

Source: Simple Flying

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