Volaris Reports November 2018 Traffic Results; 17% Passenger Growth and 88% Load Factor

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MEXICO CITY, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports November 2018 and year-to-date preliminary traffic results.

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During November 2018 Volaris increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 11.3% year over year. Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), in November 2018 increased 17.1% year over year, reaching 1.6 billion. Volaris transported a total of 1.6 million passengers during the month, an increase of 16.6% year over year. Network load factor for November was 88.3%, an increase of 4.4 percentage points year over year. During November 2018, Volaris started to operate 12 domestic routes, from its focus cities Mexico City, Bajio and Guadalajara. Additionally, Volaris started to operate three international routes, two from Bajio to Sacramento and San Jose, California and one from Guadalajara to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Volaris’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Enrique Beltranena, commented: “Passenger demand continues to be solid for Volaris. We hit a record number of passengers transported during the month, positioning the airline as the domestic market leader during 2018”.

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

 

November

2018

November

2017

Variance

November

YTD 2018

November

YTD 2017

Variance

RPMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)

           

Domestic

1,126

964

16.8%

11,472

10,039

14.3%

International

424

360

18.0%

4,591

4,394

4.5%

Total

1,550

1,324

17.1%

16,063

14,433

11.3%

ASMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)

           

Domestic

1,228

1,098

11.9%

13,175

11,513

14.4%

International

528

480

10.0%

5,870

5,501

6.7%

Total

1,756

1,578

11.3%

19,045

17,014

11.9%

Load Factor (in %, scheduled)

           

Domestic

91.7%

87.8%

3.9 pp

87.1%

87.2%

(0.1) pp

International

80.3%

74.8%

5.5 pp

78.3%

79.8%

(1.5) pp

Total

88.3%

83.9%

4.4 pp

84.4%

84.8%

(0.4) pp

Passengers (in thousands, scheduled & charter)

           

Domestic

1,336

1,148

16.5%

13,444

11,868

13.3%

International

302

257

17.1%

3,213

3,042

5.6%

Total

1,638

1,405

16.6%

16,657

14,910

11.7%

 

The information included in this report has not been audited and it does not provide information on the company’s future performance. Volaris’ 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.

About Volaris:*(“Volaris” or the “Company”) (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), is an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), with point-to-point operations, serving Mexico, the United States and Central America. Volaris offers low base fares to build its market, providing quality service and extensive customer choice. Since beginning operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from five to more than 186 and its fleet from four to 77 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 336 daily flight segments on routes that connect 41 cities in Mexico and 28 cities in the United States and Central America with one of the youngest fleet in Americas. Volaris targets passengers who are visiting friends and relatives, cost-conscious business people and leisure travelers in Mexico and to select destinations in the United States and Central America. Volaris has received the ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for nine consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com

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