Volaris Reports May 2018 Traffic Results; Passenger Growth of 10%, Load Factor of 86%

June 6, 2018

MEXICO CITY, June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports May 2018 and year-to-date preliminary traffic results.

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During May 2018 Volaris increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 7.2% year over year. Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), in May 2018 increased 9.7% year over year, reaching 1.4 billion. Volaris transported a total of 1.5 million passengers during the month, an increase of 10.5% year over year. Year-to-date, Volaris has transported over 7.2 million passengers, an increase of 8.1% year over year. Network load factor for May was 85.8%, an increase of 2.0 percentage points year over year.

During May 2018, Volaris started service between: San Jose, Costa Rica - San Salvador, El Salvador – Washington, D.C.

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

 


May

 2018

May

 2017

Variance

 May

  YTD

 2018

 May

 YTD

2017

Variance

RPMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)







Domestic

1,038

906

14.6%

4,965

4,418

12.4%

International

407

412

(1.2)%

2,057

2,027

1.5%

Total

1,445

1,318

9.7%

7,022

6,445

9.0%

ASMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)







Domestic

1,174

1,031

13.9%

5,773

5,152

12.1%

International

512

542

(5.5)%

2,652

2,562

3.5%

Total

1,686

1,573

7.2%

8,425

7,714

9.2%

Load Factor (in %, scheduled)







Domestic

88.4%

87.9%

   0.5 pp

86.0%

85.8%

0.2 pp

International

79.7%

76.0%

 3.7 pp

77.7%

79.1%

(1.4) pp

Total

85.8%

83.8%

  2.0 pp

83.4%

83.6%

(0.2) pp

Passengers (in thousands, scheduled & charter)







Domestic

1,215

1,077

12.9%

5,802

5,302

9.4%

International

286

282

1.3%

1,444

1,404

2.9%

Total

1,501

1,359

10.5%

7,246

6,706

8.1%

 

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 160 and its fleet from four to 71 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 324 daily flight segments on routes that connect 39 cities in Mexico and 27 cities in the United States and Central America with one of the youngest fleet 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 nine consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com

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