Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR) reports August 2017 and year-to-date preliminary traffic results.
During August 2017 Volaris increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 6.6% year over year. Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), in August 2017 increased 5.1% year over year, reaching 1.4 billion. Volaris transported a total of 1.4 million passengers during the month, an increase of 2.2% year over year. Year-to-date, Volaris has transported 11 million passengers, an increase of 11.0% year over year. Network load factor for August was 85.4%, a decrease of 1.2 percentage points year over year.
During August 2017, Volaris launched three domestic routes (Huatulco, Oaxaca – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon; Monterrey, Nuevo Leon – Mexicali, Baja California and Cozumel, Quintana Roo – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) and one international route (Los Angeles, California – Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco).
The following table summarizes Volaris traffic results for the month and year-to-date.
|RPMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)|
|ASMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)|
|Load Factor (in %, scheduled)|
|Domestic||87.1%||87.2%||(0.1) pp||87.3%||86.7%||0.6 pp|
|International||81.7%||85.4%||(3.7) pp||81.3%||86.6%||(5.3) pp|
|Total||85.4%||86.6%||(1.2) pp||85.3%||86.7%||(1.4) pp|
|Passengers (in thousands, scheduled & charter)|
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