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Grupo Aeromexico reports 4.9 percent increase in passenger numbers

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B de C.V., the largest intercontinental airline in Mexico, reports operating statistics for August, 2012.

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MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B de C.V., the largest intercontinental airline in Mexico, reports operating statistics for August, 2012.

Grupo Aeromexico transported 9 million 900 thousand passengers in the first eight months of 2012, which represents a 4.9% year-on-year increase driven by a 7.8% increase in international passenger traffic and a 3.9% increase in domestic passenger traffic. The Company transported one million 293 thousand passengers in August 2012, which represents 0.6% year-on-year growth for the month. Domestic passenger traffic grew 0.7%, while international passenger traffic grew 0.3%.

It is important to note that during the month the temporary closure of runways to carry out maintenance works at Mexico City airport, Grupo Aeromexico’s main hub, resulted in the cancellation of over 400 flights, equivalent to 1.7 days of operation at said airport.

The Company’s demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), increased 5.2% and capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs) increased 6.9% in the first eight months of the year. Therefore, the load factor for that period was 77.4%. In August, Grupo Aeromexico’s RPKs increased 0.6%, and ASKs grew 6.1%, year-on-year. As a result, the load factor for the month was 75.4%.

August YTD August
2012 2011 Chg% 2012 2011 Chg %
RPK’s Itinerary + Charter (Millions)
Domestic 828 810 2.3% 6,333 6,036 4.9%
International 1,242 1,248 -0.5% 9,315 8,833 5.5%
Total 2,070 2,058 0.6% 15,649 14,868 5.2%

ASK’s Itinerary + Charter (Millions)
Domestic 1,141 1,050 8.7% 8,546 7,862 8.7%
International 1,612 1,543 4.4% 11,702 11,072 5.7%
Total 2,753 2,594 6.1% 20,248 18,934 6.9%

Load Factor (Itinerary) p.p. p.p.
Domestic 72.8 77.6 -4.9 74.2 77.3 -3.1
International 77.2 81.3 -4.1 79.9 80.2 -0.3
Total 75.4 79.8 -4.5 77.4 79.0 -1.5

Passengers Itinerary + Charter (‘000)
Domestic 929 922 0.7% 7,219 6,947 3.9%
International 363 362 0.3% 2,681 2,487 7.8%
Total 1,293 1,285 0.6% 9,900 9,434 4.9%

According to the latest report published by the DGAC (Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil – Mexico’s National Aviation Authority), in July of 2012, Grupo Aeromexico controlled 35% of the domestic market and 16% of the international market. In the first seven months of the year, Grupo Aeromexico’s overall market share was 25%, with 39% of the domestic market and 13% of the international market.

Market Share (Passengers Itinerary + Charter)
July YTD July
2012 2011 Var p.p. 2012 2011 Var p.p.
Domestic 35% 37% -2 39% 41% -2
International 16% 16% 0 13% 13% 0
Total 26% 27% -1 25% 26% -1

DGAC’s market share data is based on its Air Carrier Operational Statistics reports, which are published within one month of Grupo Aeromexico’s operational statistics.

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