Volaris Reports May 2015 Traffic Results, Passenger Traffic Growth of 19%

June 4, 2015

MEXICO CITY, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the United States, today reported May 2015 and year-to-date preliminary traffic results.

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During the month of May 2015, Volaris continued its capacity discipline in the domestic market and strong growth in the international market. Total capacity as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs) for the month of May increased by 12.0% year over year, and total passengers were 956 thousand, an increase of 19.3% year over year. Volaris' total demand for the month of May measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) increased 14.3% year over year, reaching 910 million. Network load factor for the month of May reached 83.7%, an increase of 1.6 percentage points year over year.

During the month of May 2015, Volaris started operating one new domestic route (Tijuana - Durango).

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


May
2015

May
2014

Variance

Five
Months
Ended
May 2015

Five
Months
Ended
May 2014

Variance

RPMs (Millions) Scheduled + charter







Domestic

647

593

9.1%

2,999

2,818

6.4%

International

263

203

29.4%

1,240

985

25.9%

Total

910

796

14.3%

4,239

3,803

11.5%

ASMs (Millions) Scheduled + charter







Domestic

776

738

5.1%

3,672

3,531

4.0%

International

310

232

34.0%

1,554

1,183

31.3%

Total

1,086

970

12.0%

5,226

4,714

10.9%

Load Factor (%) Scheduled







Domestic

83.4%

80.3%

  3.1 pp

81.7%

79.8%

 1.9  pp

International

84.5%

87.7%

(3.2) pp

79.7%

83.3%

(3.6) pp

Total

83.7%

82.1%

   1.6 pp

81.1%

80.7%

0.4 pp

Passengers (Thousands) Scheduled + charter







Domestic

776

663

17.1%

3,558

3,080

15.5%

International

180

138

29.8%

842

673

25.0%

Total

956

801

19.3%

4,400

3,753

17.2%

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 United States. 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 140 and its fleet from four to 53 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 225 daily flight segments on routes that connect 39 cities in Mexico and 22 cities in the United States and Central America 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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