Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Volaris reports impressive growth for October 2018.

Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America has reported impressive passenger growth figures for October 2018 of 21% this week.

The airline increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 19.1% year over year and total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), in October 2018 increased 21.2% year over year, reaching 1.5 billion. 

In total Volaris transported a total of 1.6 million passengers during the month, that's a massive increase of 21.5% over the same period last year. Network load factor for October was 85.4%, an increase of 1.5 percentage points year over year. 


During October 2018, Volaris started service between: Tijuana, Baja California to Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero; Tijuana, Baja California to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas and Tijuana, Baja California to Huatulco, Oaxaca.

 "Capacity growth in terms of ASMs was driven by better aircraft utilization, commensurate with stronger passenger demand. As a general outlook, unit revenues continue improving as compared to last year." said, Volaris' President and Chief Executive Officer, Enrique Beltranena. 


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

October
2018
October
2017
Variance
October
YTD 2018
October
YTD 2017
Variance
RPMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)






Domestic
1,119
910
23.1%
10,346
9,075
14.0%
International
376
324
16.0%
4,166
4,034
3.3%
Total
1,495
1,234
21.2%
14,512
13,109
10.7%
ASMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)






Domestic
1,260
1,037
21.5%
11,947
10,416
14.7%
International
491
433
13.4%
5,341
5,020
6.4%
Total
1,751
1,470
19.1%
17,288
15,436
12.0%
Load Factor (in %, scheduled)






Domestic
88.8%
87.7%
1.1 pp
86.6%
87.1%
(0.5) pp
International
76.6%
74.9%
1.7 pp
78.1%
80.3%
(2.2) pp
Total
85.4%
83.9%
1.5 pp
84.0%
84.9%
(0.9) pp
Passengers (in thousands, scheduled & charter)






Domestic
1,320
1,077
22.5%
12,107
10,721
12.9%
International
265
228
16.5%
2,911
2,784
4.5%
Total
1,585
1,305
21.5%
15,018
13,505
11.2%


(Image Volaris)
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