Peru’s passenger traffic rose to 293,759 from January to September 2011, a 16.12% increase on the figure for the corresponding period in 2010, according to the country’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

Passenger traffic during September 2011 increased to 479,039 passengers, a 17.3% rise on the same month last year.

Santiago de Chile recorded 52,708 passengers for September, a rise of 22.47%, and Madrid’s passengers increased by 0.77% to 46,332, according to