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Volaris Reports September 2017 Traffic Results, Total Passenger Growth of 7%

Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR reports September 2017 and year-to-date preliminary traffic results.

During September 2017, Volaris increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 11.8% year over year. Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), in September 2017 increased 9.4% year over year, reaching 1.2 billion. Volaris transported a total of 1.2 million passengers during the month, an increase of 6.8% year over year. Network load factor for September was 82.4%, a decrease of 1.8 percentage points year over year.

During the first nine months of 2017, Volaris increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 14.3% year over year. Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), for the nine months ended September 2017 increased 12.5% year over year, reaching 11.9 billion. Volaris transported a total of 12.2 million passengers during the first nine months of 2017, an increase of 10.5% year over year. Network load factor for the first nine months of the year was 85.0%, a decrease of 1.4 percentage points year over year.

During September 2017, Volaris started to operate two international routes (Mexico City – San Antonio, Texas and Mexico City – San Jose, Costa Rica).

During the month, Hurricanes Irma and Maria, tropical storms Max and Lidia in the Pacific, and two earthquakes that impacted 11 states in Mexico, affected operations with approximately 50 flights cancelled in eight airports, also triggering a decline in bookings for the period. Volaris worked in coordination with the federal, state, and local authorities to assist people that were stranded. We also helped our customers with free of charge changes in itineraries.

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

                         

September
2017

   

September
2016

    Variance    

Nine
months
ended
September
2017

   

Nine
months
ended
September
2016

    Variance
RPMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)
Domestic 861 774 11.2% 8,165 7,373 10.7%
International       327     312     4.9%     3,710     3,180     16.7%
Total 1,188 1,086 9.4% 11,875 10,553 12.5%
ASMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)
Domestic 1,011 899 12.5% 9,379 8,512 10.2%
International       430     390     10.1%     4,587     3,702     23.9%
Total 1,441 1,289 11.8% 13,966 12,214 14.3%
Load Factor (in %, scheduled)
Domestic 85.1% 86.1% (1.0) pp 87.1% 86.6% 0.5 pp
International       76.2%     79.9%     (3.7) pp     80.8%     85.9%     (5.1) pp
Total 82.4% 84.2% (1.8) pp 85.0% 86.4% (1.4) pp
Passengers (in thousands, scheduled & charter)
Domestic 1,006 938 7.4% 9,643 8,831 9.2%
International       226     216     4.5%     2,557     2,207     15.8%
Total 1,232 1,154 6.8% 12,200 11,038 10.5%
 

Posted by on October 6, 2017.

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