Corporacion America Airport reports June passenger traffic up 5.8%
Corporacion America Airport says total passenger traffic in June 2018 increased by 5.8% compared to the same period of 2017, primarily reflecting growth of 11.1% in Brazil, 2.0% in Argentina and 4.2% in Italy. In Brazil, passenger traffic at Brasilia Airport continued to recover increasing by 12.0% in June 2018, mainly due to 16.8% growth in domestic passengers. This increase was driven by additional frequencies in existing routes to several domestic destinations by Gol, Latam and Azul which increased their weekly flights by 13%, 8% and 18%, respectively. In Argentina, domestic traffic increased 9% YoY, partially offset by declines of 7% and 14% in international and transit passengers, respectively reflecting the initial impact of the currency depreciation and more challenging macro conditions. Additional routes and flights to existing destinations were added in Argentina during the last twelve months. Aerolineas Argentinas added new frequencies to Madrid, Punta Cana, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Pablo. Copa Airlines also increased its monthly frequencies from both Aeroparque and Ezeiza to Panama, Latam added frequencies to Sao Pablo. Low-cost carriers continued to expand operations during this period. LEVEL began flying from Ezeiza to Barcelona, Gol added new frequencies to Sao Pablo and Recife, and Azul Linhas Aereas added frequencies to Belo Horizonte.