LATAM Airlines September passenger traffic up 8.9 pct yr/yr

SANTIAGO Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:56pm EDT

SANTIAGO Oct 10 (Reuters) - Newly created LATAM Airlines Group said on Wednesday its passenger traffic rose 8.9 percent in September compared with the same period last year.

LATAM Airlines, Latin America's largest carrier, is the product of Chilean flagship airline LAN's recent takeover of Brazil's TAM.

In September, Brazilian domestic passenger traffic rose 13.6 percent while non-Brazil passenger traffic increased 11 percent.

LATAM's passenger traffic grew 7.3 percent in the January to September period, the group added.

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