The flag carrier carried 55,000 more passengers than in 2015, 60% of which in the domestic market and 40% in the regional one. In turn, punctuality rate reached 85% in July, establishing a historic mark during high season
Buenos Aires, August 1, 2016- Aerolineas Argentinas reported results at the end of the winter vacation with a record of 1,045,000 passengers carried during the month of July, representing an increase of 6% in year-on-year comparison.
The success of operations in the winter peak season is also reflected in the level of punctuality, which averaged 82% vs 52% reached in the previous year. Likewise, the compliance rate of the operations recorded only 0.8% of cancellations, which in its vast majority were due to climatic factors, in which cases the company reaccommodated passengers on other flights without major inconveniences.
The increase in passenger traffic during this season, 55,000 more than in 2015--, was 60% for the domestic market and 40% for the regional one, while international passenger flow remained at the levels seen in winter vacations last year.
In this vacation period, other historical records were achieved: number of passengers departing from Aeroparque and Ezeiza, number of passengers and occupancy levels on flights from and to Cordoba and Rosario, as a result of the Aerolíneas’ strategic decision to develop these two cities as key connecting points with the rest of the country. Some months ago, Aerolíneas expanded its network of flights and frequencies in these two cities with the aim of improving connectivity without passing through Buenos Aires.
The most requested destinations were, according to the volume of passengers carried, Bariloche, Cordoba, Mendoza, Tucumán, Iguazu, Comodoro Rivadavia, Neuquen, Salta, Ushuaia, El Calafate and Bahia Blanca.
An interesting point, markedly different in comparison to the previous winter was the case of San Martin de los Andes, where the company put into use the new autonomous satellite navigation system --called RNP AR-- which allowed, even under adverse meteorological conditions, that no cancellations at that airport during the vacations were recorded.
Moreover, the sales strategy based on promotions and campaigns across all channels found very good response from passengers; it was observed that the Company’s web sales increased by 29% its participation compared to the previous year.
Buenos Aires, 8 de septiembre de 2016.