Copa Holdings announces monthly traffic statistics for September 2017
Copa Holdings, S.A., today released preliminary passenger traffic statistics for September 2017:
Operating Data Sep Sep % Change YTD YTD % Change
2017 2016 (YOY) 2017 2016 (YOY)
Copa Holdings (Consolidated)
ASM (mm) (1) 1,902.7 1,746.5 8.9% 17,822.9 16,408.2 8.6%
RPM (mm) (2) 1,599.9 1,445.0 10.7% 14,828.3 13,121.6 13.0%
Load Factor (3) 84.1% 82.7% 1.3p.p. 83.2% 80.0% 3.2p.p.
1. Available seat miles – represents the aircraft seating capacity multiplied by the number of miles the seats are flown.
2. Revenue passenger miles – represents the numbers of miles flown by revenue passengers
3. Load factor – represents the percentage of aircraft seating capacity that is actually utilized
For the month of September 2017, Copa Holdings’ system-wide passenger traffic (RPMs) increased 10.7% year over year, while capacity (ASMs) increased 8.9%. As a result, system load factor for the month was 84.1%, a 1.3 percentage point increase when compared to September 2016.
Copa Holdings is a leading Latin American provider of passenger and cargo services. The Company, through its operating subsidiaries, provides service to 75 destinations in 31 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean with one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the industry, consisting of 101 aircraft: 80 Boeing 737NG aircraft and 21 EMBRAER-190s.