Volaris Reports August 2017 Traffic Results, Load Factor of 85%

September 7, 2017

MEXICO CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, 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, OaxacaMonterrey, Nuevo Leon; Monterrey, Nuevo LeonMexicali, Baja California and Cozumel, Quintana RooMonterrey, Nuevo Leon) and one international route (Los Angeles, CaliforniaPuerto Vallarta, Jalisco).

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

           

August
2017

  August
2016
  Variance  

Eight
months
ended August
2017

 

Eight
months
ended August
2016

  Variance
RPMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)

Domestic

957 908 5.4% 7,305 6,600 10.7%
International   432   414   4.3%   3,383   2,867   18.0%
Total 1,389 1,322 5.1% 10,688 9,467 12.9%
ASMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)
Domestic 1,098 1,041 5.5% 8,367 7,613 9.9%
International   529   485   9.0%   4,158   3,312   25.5%
Total 1,627 1,526 6.6% 12,525 10,925 14.6%
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)
Domestic 1,108 1,083 2.3% 8,637 7,893 9.4%
International   293   287   1.9%   2,331   1,992   17.0%
Total 1,401 1,370 2.2% 10,968 9,885 11.0%
 

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 168 and its fleet from four to 67 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 312 daily flight segments on routes that connect 40 cities in Mexico and 27 cities in the United States and Central America with the youngest 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 and Central America. Volaris has received the ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for eight consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com

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