07 January, 2019

Volaris saw passenger numbers rise by more than 14% during December and 12% up over the whole of 2018

The ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, Volaris has released details of its December and 2018 full year preliminary traffic results today.

During December the airlines total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs) increased by 6.4% and for the year it was up 11.4% on 2017 figures. Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), for December and full year 2018 increased 13.5% and 11.5% year over year, respectively. Volaris transported a total of 1.7 million passengers during the month of December, an increase of 14.7% year over year. Full year 2018, Volaris transported a total of 18.4 million passengers, an increase of 12.0% year over year. Network load factor for December and full year 2018 were 85.8% and 84.5%, respectively.

During December 2018, Volaris launched one domestic route (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua to Culiacan, Sinaloa). Additionally, Volaris started to operate one domestic route (Guadalajara, Jalisco to Tapachula, Chiapas) and one international route (Guadalajara, Jalisco to Charlotte, North Carolina).

Volaris' President and Chief Executive Officer, Enrique Beltranena, commented: "Passenger demand continues to be solid for Volaris, positioning the airline as the domestic market leader during 2018. We reached a record number of passengers transported during the month and full year."     --