MEXICO CITY, Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reported October 2019 and preliminary year to date traffic results.
In October 2019, capacity measured by ASMs (Available Seat Miles) increased by 17.3% vs the same period of last year, with the demand measured by RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles) showing an increase of 17.8%. Volaris carried 1.9M passengers in total (18.1% increase vs the same period of last year), with a load factor increase of 0.4 pp vs the same period of last year, for a total of 85.8%.
During October 2019, Volaris started to operate three domestic routes and one international route. In the domestic market: 1) Monterrey, Nuevo Leon to Oaxaca, Oaxaca; 2) Monterrey, Nuevo Leon to Los Cabos, Baja California; and 3) Tijuana, Baja California to Tapachula, Chiapas. On the international market: Leon, Guanajuato to Fresno, California.
Volaris' President and Chief Executive Officer, Enrique Beltranena, commented on the traffic results for October: "Passenger demand continues to be solid for Volaris, positioning the airline as the domestic market leader during 2019. Volaris is the only carrier in the history of aviation in the country that has transported over 21 million passengers during a twelve-month period".
The following table summarizes Volaris' traffic results for the month and year to date.
|October2019||October2018||Variance||October YTD 2019||October YTD 2018||Variance|
|RPMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)|
|ASMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)|
|Load Factor (in %, scheduled)|
|Domestic||88.0%||88.8%||(0.8) pp||87.6%||86.6%||1.0 pp|
|International||80.5%||76.6%||3.9 pp||80.2%||78.1%||2.1 pp|
|Total||85.8%||85.4%||0.4 pp||85.3%||84.0%||1.3 pp|
|Passengers (in thousands, scheduled & charter)|
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 191 and its fleet from four to 81 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 386 daily flight segments on routes that connect 40 cities in Mexico and 25 cities in the United States and Central America with one of the youngest fleet in The Americas. Volaris targets passengers who are visiting friends and relatives, cost-conscious business people and leisure travelers in Mexico and in selected destinations in the United States and Central America. Volaris has received the ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for ten consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com.
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