Tuesday, 7 August 2018

1.7 million people took a Volaris flight in July

The ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, Volaris has issued its report into its July 2018 and year-to-date preliminary traffic results this week.

The airline demonstrated its expansion programme during July, announcing 11 domestic routes from Tijuana, Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Bajio. Additionally, Volaris announced three international routes, two from Bajio to Sacramento and San Jose, California and one from Guadalajara to Charlotte, North Carolina.


The airline said that during July 2018 capacity increased, as measured in Available Seat Miles by 9.2 percent over the same period last year. Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles also increased by 7.5 percent reaching 1.7 billion. 

The airline carried a total of 1.7 million passengers during July that's an increase of 10.0 percent over 2017 figures and the carriers load factor was nearly 89 percent. Volaris´ Chief Executive Officer, Enrique Beltranena, commented: "During the month of July, the revenue environment continued with the positive signals from the second quarter and year over year revenue improvement trends. In addition, we continue with our diversification efforts to enhance our domestic and international network, with the announcement of 14 new routes.".


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

July
2018
July
2017
Variance
 July
YTD 2018
 July
 YTD 2017
Variance

RPMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)







Domestic
1,158
1,035
11.9%
7,154
6,348
12.7%

International
501
508
(1.4)%
2,996
2,951
1.5%

Total
1,659
1,543
7.5%
10,150
9,299
9.2%

ASMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)







Domestic
1,271
1,130
12.5%
8,205
7,269
12.9%

International
599
582
2.9%
3,780
3,629
4.1%

Total
1,870
1,712
9.2%
11,985
10,898
10.0%

Load Factor (in %, scheduled)







Domestic
91.1%
91.6%
   (0.5) pp
87.2%
87.3%
(0.1) pp

International
83.7%
87.1%
 (3.4) pp
79.3%
81.3%
(2.0) pp

Total
88.8%
90.1%
  (1.3) pp
84.7%
85.3%
(0.6) pp

Passengers (in thousands, scheduled & charter)







Domestic
1,347
1,189
13.2%
8,351
7,529
10.9%

International
347
350
(0.7)%
2,096
2,038
2.8%

Total
1,694
1,539
10.0%
10,447
9,567
9.2%

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.
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