Volaris Reports a 13% Increase in Passengers for May 2014

PR Newswire

MEXICO CITY, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the US, today reported its preliminary traffic results for May 2014.

The total number of booked passengers in May 2014 reached 801 thousand, a 12.9% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Domestic and international booked passengers in May reached 663 and 139 thousand, a 10.8% and 23.6% increase, respectively, compared to the same period in 2013. Volaris' demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) increased 12.3% year over year in May 2014. Volaris registered a load factor of 82.1% in May 2014.

The following table summarizes Volaris' traffic results for the month.  


May
2014

May
2013

Variance

Five Months Ended May 2014

Five Months Ended May 2013

Variance

RPMs (Millions)







Domestic

593

541

9.5%

2,818

2,522

11.7%

International

203

167

21.6%

985

862

14.3%

Total

796

709

12.3%

3,803

3,384

12.4%








ASMs (Millions)







Domestic

738

666

10.9%

3,531

3,165

11.6%

International

232

187

24.1%

1,183

1,000

18.3%

Total

970

852

13.8%

4,714

4,165

13.2%








Load Factor







Domestic

80.3%

81.3%

(1.0) pp

79.8%

79.7%

0.1 pp

International

87.7%

89.5%

(1.8) pp

83.3%

86.2%

(2.9) pp

Total

82.1%

83.1%

(1.0) pp

80.7%

81.3%

(0.6) pp








Passengers (Thousands)







Domestic

663

598

10.8%

3,080

2,761

11.6%

International

139

112

23.6%

673

578

16.4%

Total

801

710

12.9%

3,753

3,339

12.4%

Investor Relations contact:
Andres Pliego / Investor Relations / ir@volaris.com / +52-55-5261-6444

Media contact:
Jimena Llano / jimena.llano@volaris.com / +52-1-55-4577-0857

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:
*Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Volaris" or the "Company") (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), is an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), with "point to point" service, serving Mexico and the US. 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 100 and its fleet from four to 47 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 200 daily flight segments on routes that connect 34 cities in Mexico and 13 cities in the United States with the youngest aircraft fleet in Mexico. Volaris targets passengers who are visiting friends and relatives, cost-conscious business people and leisure travelers in Mexico and to select destinations in the US. Volaris has received the ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for five consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com

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