Volaris: Passenger traffic up 17 percent

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the United States, today reported its preliminary traffic results for November 2014.

Volaris: Passenger traffic up 17 percent

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the United States, today reported its preliminary traffic results for November 2014.

During the month of November 2014, Volaris continued to demonstrate capacity discipline in the domestic market and growth in the international market. This resulted in total network load factor reaching 84.6%, an increase of 7.0 percentage points compared to the same period of 2013. Year-to-date load factor was 82.2%. Total capacity as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs) for the month of November increased by 1.7%, and total passengers reached 847 thousand, an increase of 16.6%. Year-to-date booked passengers reached 8.8 million, an increase of 9.3%. Volaris’ total demand for the month of November measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) increased 10.8% year over year, reaching 795 million.

During the month of November 2014, Volaris started operating three new domestic routes (Mexico City – Huatulco, Mexico City – Tapachula and Tijuana – Merida) and four international routes (Guadalajara – Chicago O’Hare, Guadalajara – Orlando, Oakland – Morelia and Oakland – Leon/Bajio).

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The following table summarizes Volaris’ traffic results for the month.

Nov.
2014 Nov.
2013 Variance Eleven
Months
Ended
Nov. 2014 Eleven
Months
Ended
Nov. 2013 Variance
RPMs (Millions)
Domestic 587 549 6.9% 6,448 6,129 5.2%
International 208 168 23.6% 2,297 1,964 16.9%
Total 795 717 10.8% 8,745 8,093 8.1%
ASMs (Millions)
Domestic 688 698 (1.5%) 7,925 7,458 6.3%
International 252 226 11.4% 2,713 2,333 16.3%
Total 940 924 1.7% 10,638 9,791 8.7%
Load Factor
Domestic 85.3% 78.6% 6.7 pp 81.4% 82.2% (0.8) pp
International 82.5% 74.3% 8.2 pp 84.6% 84.2% 0.4 pp
Total 84.6% 77.6% 7.0 pp 82.2% 82.7% (0.5) pp
Passengers (Thousands)
Domestic 705 613 15.1% 7,244 6,743 7.4%
International 142 114 24.7% 1,572 1,322 18.9%
Total 847 727 16.6% 8,816 8,065 9.3%

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