Copa Holdings Announces Monthly Traffic Statistics for May 2012
Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA), today released preliminary passenger traffic statistics for May 2012:
For the month of May 2012, Copa Holdings' system-wide passenger traffic (RPM) increased 18.1% year over year, while capacity increased 24.5%. As a result, system load factor for May 2012 was 72.4%, a 3.9 percentage point decrease when compared to May 2011.
International passenger traffic grew 22.9%, while capacity increased 29.9%. This resulted in a load factor of 72.5%, a 4.1 percentage point decrease when compared to May 2011. For the month, International capacity represented 95.6% of total capacity.
Domestic traffic, represented wholly by Colombian domestic service, decreased 37.2%, while capacity decreased 34.2%. As a result, domestic load factor for the month decreased 3.3 percentage points to 69.0%. For the month, domestic capacity represented 4.4% of total capacity.
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