Volaris Reports a 3% Increase in Passengers for August 2014

September 9, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the US, today reported its preliminary traffic results for August 2014.

The total number of booked passengers in August 2014 reached 925 thousand, a 3.0% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Domestic and international booked passengers in August reached 747 and 178 thousand, a 1.0% decrease and 24.1% increase, respectively, compared to the same period in 2013. Volaris' demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) increased 1.5% year over year in August 2014. Volaris registered a load factor of 82.2% in August 2014, as a result of continuing capacity control and yield management.

The following table summarizes Volaris' traffic results for the month.  


August
2014

August
2013

Variance

Eight
Months
Ended
August
2014

Eight
Months
Ended
August
2013

Variance

RPMs (Millions)







Domestic

657

690

(4.7%)

4,835

4,515

7.1%

International

259

213

22.0%

1,738

1,470

18.3%

Total

916

903

1.5%

6,573

5,985

9.8%








ASMs (Millions)







Domestic

817

784

4.1%

5,959

5,420

9.9%

International

298

242

23.3%

2,028

1,683

20.5%

Total

1,115

1,026

8.7%

7,987

7,103

12.4%








Load Factor







Domestic

80.5%

88.0%

(7.5) pp

81.1%

83.3%

(2.2) pp

International

87.0%

87.9%

(0.9) pp

85.7%

87.3%

(1.6) pp

Total

82.2%

88.0%

(5.8) pp

82.3%

84.3%

(2.0) pp








Passengers (Thousands)







Domestic

747

754

(1.0%)

5,345

4,936

8.3%

International

178

143

24.1%

1,188

987

20.3%

Total

925

897

3.0%

6,533

5,923

10.3%

Investor Relations contact:
Andres Pliego / Investor Relations / ir@volaris.com / +52 55 5261 6444

Media contact:
Cynthia Llanos / cllanos@gcya.net / +52 1 55 4577 0803

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:
*Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Volaris" or the "Company") (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), is an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), with "point to point" operations, serving Mexico and the US. 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 120 and its fleet from four to 48 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 200 daily flight segments on routes that connect 35 cities in Mexico and 15 cities in the United States with the youngest aircraft fleet in Mexico. 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. Volaris has received the ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for five consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com   

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