The Brazilian Airlines Association (Abear) reported today (8), in São Paulo, that the demand for domestic flights, measured in transported passenger kilometers (RPK), dropped 9.9% in April, compared to the same period. month of 2019, based on data from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC).
Also according to Abear, the offer, calculated in available seat kilometers (ASK), had a reduction of 5.8% in the same comparison. The average aircraft occupancy rate was 78.4%, a reduction of 3.5 percentage points. In total, 6.1 million passengers were transported, a decrease of 16.2% compared to the same month in 2019.
In the international market, demand (RPK) fell by 34.2% and supply (ASK) registered a reduction of 33.9% compared to April 2019. The aircraft utilization was 83.9%, a reduction of 0 .4 percentage point. The total number of passengers transported reached 1.1 million, a decrease of 39.4%.
According to the association, the comparison of operating results in the domestic market between April and March showed a drop of 7.1% in demand (RPK) and 5.9% (ASK) in supply. The average occupancy rate of planes dropped by 1 percentage point. In the international market, demand (RPK) grew 5.4% and supply (ASK) dropped 1.8% in the same comparisons.
The air transport of cargo and mail registered a reduction of 11.3% in April compared to April 2019. In the international market, there was an increase of 12.7% in the same comparison.