20-Jun-2013 8:54 AM

Brazilian carriers all experience imrpovements in operational indicators in May-2013: ABEAR

Brazil's Brazilian Association of Airlines (ABEAR) revealed (18-Jun-2013) all five member carriers - Avianca Brazil, Azul, Gol, TAM Airlines and TRIP Linhas Aereas - experienced improvements in operational indicators in May-2013, with overall ASKs up 1.5% year-on-year and RPKs up 3.9% year-on-year in May-2013. ABEAR president Eduardo Sanovicz said, "Within the expected pattern of seasonality of the market, the total supply was still lower than in Mar-2013, but demand has proved superior to that month, indicting that the market continues to grow." Mr Sanovicz added that going forward, "...we are still nearing the end of [1H2013] quite concerned because the data may still not reflect the increase in the dollar against the real." ABEAR reported: