Volaris Performance

Volaris Reports January 2019 Traffic Results; Passenger Growth of 14%, Load Factor of 82%

Volaris

Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports January 2019 preliminary traffic results.

During January 2019 Volaris increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 10.2% year over year. Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), in January 2019 increased 12.1% year over year, reaching 1.6 billion. Volaris transported a total of 1.7 million passengers during the month, an increase of 13.6% year over year. In January 2019, Volaris increased domestic and international ASMs by 13.0% and 4.5%, respectively. Network load factor for January was 81.5%, an increase of 1.4 percentage points year over year.

Volaris' President and Chief Executive Officer, Enrique Beltranena, commented: "Capacity growth in terms of ASMs was driven by better aircraft utilization, and the passenger demand continues to be solid for Volaris. As a general outlook, unit revenues continue improving as compared to last year."

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

January

2019

January

2018

Variance

RPMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)

Domestic

1,117

976

14.5%

International

504

471

7.0%

Total

1,621

1,447

12.1%

ASMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)

Domestic

1,363

1,206

13.0%

International

628

601

4.5%

Total

1,991

1,807

10.2%

Load Factor (in %, scheduled)

Domestic

82.0%

80.9%

 1.1 pp

International

80.6%

78.3%

 2.3 pp

Total

81.5%

80.1%

   1.4 pp

Passengers (in thousands, scheduled & charter)

Domestic

1,299

1,124

15.6%

International

357

333

7.1%

Total

1,656

1,457

13.6%

 



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