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Volaris: Passenger demand continues to be strong

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Volaris, a low-cost airline serving Mexicothe United States and Central America, reported their preliminary year to date traffic results.

In March 2019capacity measured by ASMs (Available Seat Miles) increased by 13.5% vs last year, with demand measured by RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles) showing a strong increase of 16.7%.  Volaris carried 1.8 M passengers in total (19.4% increase vs last year), with load factor increasing 2.3 pp to 86.6%.

During the month, Volaris started operations on ten domestic routes from key cities Mexico City, Chihuahua, MeridaHermosillo and Tijuana; and launched an additional ten new domestic routes for sale linking existing citiesMexico CityGuadalajara, Chihuahua, Monterrey, Durango and Queretaro, and two international routes: between Mexico Cityand El Salvador; and also, Guadalajara and El Salvador.

Volaris’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Enrique Beltranena, commenting on the results, said: “Passenger demand for Volaris continues to be strong.  We carried a record number of passengers for the month of March this year, despite last year´s figures including Holy week which will be in April this year.  In addition, our unit revenues continue to improve as a result of our new Plus fare launch.”

The following table summarizes Volaris traffic results for the month and year to date.

March
2019

March
2018

Variance

March

YTD 2019

March

 YTD 2018

Variance

RPMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)

Domestic

1,234

1,037

19.0%

3,386

2,902

16.7%

International

468

422

10.9%

1,358

1,253

8.4%

Total

1,702

1,459

16.7%

4,744

4,155

14.2%

ASMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)

Domestic

1,381

1,190

16.0%

3,971

3,446

15.2%

International

584

541

8.0%

1,733

1,609

7.7%

Total

1,965

1,731

13.5%

5,704

5,055

12.8%

Load Factor (in %, scheduled)

Domestic

89.4%

87.1%

   2.3 pp

85.3%

84.2%

1.1 pp

International

80.1%

78.2%

 1.9 pp

78.6%

77.9%

0.7 pp

Total

86.6%

84.3%

  2.3 pp

83.2%

82.2%

1.0 pp

Passengers (in thousands, scheduled & charter)

Domestic

1,469

1,212

21.2%

4,004

3,383

18.4%

International

329

294

11.8%

958

880

8.9%

Total

1,798

1,506

19.4%

4,962

4,263

16.4%

http://www.volaris.com

 

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Author: Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977). He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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