According to data from Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC), these two regions stand out for their growth in global air traffic with growth of 6.3% in June this year compared to the same period in 2019.
“During the first two quarters of 2023 our region’s recovery was consistently higher than the other regions of the world and followed by North America and Africa. This situation clearly reflects the LAC region’s low exposure to Asian and Eastern European markets. We now expect this rapid recovery and leadership to continue at least until the end of 2023″, explained Rafael Echevarne, General Director of ACI-LAC.
Among the most relevant data are those of Puerto Rico based on passenger growth percentages with 31% in June and 29.4% during the first half of the year. In June, Mexico, Colombia and the Dominican Republic grew 12.2%, 11.5% and 16.6%, respectively.
Brazil, on the other hand, is Latam’s second market and the Caribbean achieved a 1.2% increase in the number of passengers at its airports during June 2023, but from January to June passenger mobilization decreased 5.2%, according to El Universo.
It is recalled that the deployment of Latin American airlines is growing in transatlantic flights to Madrid, as during this first semester they have risen 10.1% compared to the same period of 2019.
Connections from the United States have also increased, rising 4.6% and from Latin American countries 77% more, where American beats Latam, Avianca and Aeromexico, although Iberia continues to lead.