Volaris Reports April 2018 Traffic Results; Passenger Growth of 7%, Load Factor of 85%

May 7, 2018

MEXICO CITY, May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports April 2018 and year-to-date preliminary traffic results.

During April 2018 Volaris increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 5.6% year over year. Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), in April 2018 increased 5.9% year over year, reaching 1.4 billion. Volaris transported a total of 1.5 million passengers during the month, an increase of 7.2% year over year. Year-to-date, Volaris has transported over 5.7 million passengers, an increase of 7.4% year over year. Network load factor for April was 84.5%, an increase of 0.2 percentage points year over year.

During April 2018, Volaris started service between: San Jose, Costa Rica - San Salvador, El Salvador - New York City, New York.

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


April
2018

April
2017

Variance

 April

YTD 2018

 April

 YTD 2017

Variance

RPMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)







Domestic

1,024

914

12.1%

3,926

3,511

11.8%

International

398

429

(7.3)%

1,648

1,616

2.0%

Total

1,422

1,343

5.9%

5,574

5,127

8.7%

ASMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)







Domestic

1,153

1,041

10.8%

4,599

4,121

11.6%

International

531

554

(4.1)%

2,137

2,021

5.8%

Total

1,684

1,595

5.6%

6,736

6,142

9.7%

Load Factor (in %, scheduled)







Domestic

88.9%

87.9%

1.0 pp

85.4%

85.2%

0.2 pp

International

74.9%

77.4%

(2.5) pp

77.2%

79.9%

(2.7) pp

Total

84.5%

84.3%

0.2pp

82.8%

83.5%

(0.7) pp

Passengers (in thousands, scheduled & charter)







Domestic

1,204

1,082

11.3%

4,587

4,226

8.5%

International

279

301

(7.4)%

1,159

1,122

3.3%

Total

1,483

1,383

7.2%

5,746

5,348

7.4%

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 165 and its fleet from four to 72 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 319 daily flight segments on routes that connect 40 cities in Mexico and 27 cities in the United States and Central America with one of the youngest fleets in Americas. 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

Investor Relations contact: Andrés Pliego & Andrea González/ Investor Relations / ir@volaris.com / +52 55 5261 6444
Media contact: Gabriela Fernández / volaris@gcya.net / +52 55 5246 0100

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