Aeromexico: Passenger traffic up 32 percent

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MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B de C.V. (“Aeromexico”), the largest intercontinental airline in Mexico, has reported its operating statistics for July.

In July 2011, total passenger traffic increased 32%, year over year, reaching a total of one million 385 thousand passengers transported. This was the highest number recorded for any month in the Company’s history. International passenger traffic grew 51% and domestic traffic increased 25%. Therefore, in the first seven months of the year, the total number of passengers transported by Aeromexico increased 33% over the previous year, with a total of 8 million 149 thousand passengers transported.

Year over year demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), registered an increase of 29% in July, while capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs), increased 19%. This resulted in an itinerary load factor for July of 86.9%, which was also the highest monthly load factor in the Company’s history; 6.4 points higher than July 2010.

July
YTD July

2011
2010
Chg%
2011
2010
Chg %

RPK’s Itinerary + Charter (Millions)

Domestic
864
733
18%
5,226
4,315
21%

International
1,409
1,028
37%
7,585
5,513
38%

Total
2,273
1,761
29%
12,811
9,828
30%

ASK’s Itinerary + Charter (Millions)

Domestic
1,031
989
4%
6,811
6,136
11%

International
1,603
1,225
31%
9,528
6,935
37%

Total
2,634
2,214
19%
16,340
13,070
25%

Load Factor (Itinerary)

p.p.

p.p.

Domestic
84.6
75.2
9.5
77.3
70.6
6.6

International
88.3
84.8
3.5
80.0
80.1
-0.1

Total
86.9
80.4
6.4
78.8
75.6
3.3

Passengers Itinerary + Charter (‘000)

Domestic
963
771
25%
6,024
4,720
28%

International
422
279
51%
2,125
1,416
50%

Total
1,385
1,049
32%
8,149
6,137
33%

The information included in this report has not been audited and it does not provide information on the company’s future performance. Aeromexico’s future performance depends on many factors and it cannot be inferred that any period’s performance or its comparison year-over-year will be an indicator of a similar performance in the future.

Glossary:

“RPKs” Revenue Passenger Kilometers represent one revenue-passenger transported one kilometer. Includes itinerary and charter flights. The total RPKs equals the number of revenue-passengers transported multiplied by the total distance flown.

“ASKs” Available Seat Kilometers represent the number of available seats multiplied by the distance flown. This metric is an indicator of the airline’s capacity. It equals one seat offered for one kilometer, whether or not the seat is used.

“Load Factor” equals the number of passengers transported as a percentage of the number of seats offered. It is a measure of the airline’s capacity utilization. This metric takes into account the total passengers transported and total seats available in itinerary flights.

“Passengers” refers to the total number of passengers transported by the airline.