Grupo Aeromexico Reports 10.6 Percent Increase in Passengers for September 2013

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V. ("Aeromexico") (BMV: AEROMEX), the largest global airline in Mexico, reports operating statistics for September 2013.

Grupo Aeromexico's total number of passengers transported during September 2013 increased by 10.6% year-on-year, the highest monthly growth rate of the year, reaching a total of one million 258 thousand passengers. Demand in September increased 8.7% year-on-year; a record high growth rate for a month since February 2012. Aeromexico's capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs), increased 4.6% year-on-year. The September load factor was therefore 75.1%; a 2.9 percentage point increase, year-on-year.

Year to date, Aeromexico achieved an 11.2 percentage point improvement year-on-year in on-time departure, reaching 89.5%.


 September 


 YTD September 


2013

2012

 Var 


2013

2012

 Var 









 RPK's (itinerary + charter, millions) 








 Domestic 

782

718

9.0%


6,905

7,051

-2.1%

 International 

1,217

1,121

8.6%


11,161

10,436

6.9%

 Total 

1,999

1,839

8.7%


18,066

17,488

3.3%









 ASK's (itinerary + charter, millions) 








 Domestic 

1,046

1,090

-4.0%


9,451

9,636

-1.9%

 International 

1,624

1,463

11.0%


14,177

13,166

7.7%

 Total 

2,670

2,553

4.6%


23,629

22,801

3.6%









 Load Factor (itinerary, %) 



p.p.




p.p.

 Domestic 

74.8

65.9

8.9


73.2

73.2

-0.0

 International 

75.2

76.8

-1.6


79.0

79.5

-0.5

 Total 

75.1

72.1

2.9


76.7

76.8

-0.2









 Passengers (itinerary + charter, thousands) 








 Domestic 

917

829

10.6%


7,941

8,049

-1.3%

 International 

341

308

10.7%


3,258

2,989

9.0%

 Total 

1,258

1,137

10.6%


11,199

11,038

1.5%









 Performance   (%) 



p.p.




p.p.

 On-time Departure within 15 min  

84.8

79.6

5.2


89.5

78.3

11.2


The information included within this report has not been audited and does not provide information on the Company's future performance. Aeromexico's future performance depends on many factors and it cannot be inferred that any period's performance or its year-over-year comparison will be an indicator of similar future performance.

Glossary:

  • "RPKs" Revenue Passenger Kilometers represent one revenue-passenger transported one kilometer. This includes itinerary and charter flights. The total RPKs equals the number of revenue-passengers transported multiplied by the total distance flown.
  • "ASKs" Available Seat Kilometers represent the number of available seats multiplied by the distance flown. This metric is an indicator of the airline's capacity. It equals one seat offered for one kilometer, whether or not the seat is used.
  • "Load Factor" equals the number of passengers transported as a percentage of the number of seats offered. It is a measure of the airline's capacity utilization. This metric takes into account the total passengers transported and total seats available in itinerary flights.
  • "Passengers" refers to the total number of passengers transported by the airline.
  • "On-time Departure performance" is based on the number of Grupo Aeromexico flights departing within 15 minutes of scheduled time.

About Grupo Aeromexico

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company with subsidiaries engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. The Group operates more than 600 daily flights from its main hub in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features more than 80 cities on three continents, including 47 destinations in Mexico, 18 in the United States, 11 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.

The Group's current fleet includes Boeing 787, 777, 767 and 737 jet airliners and Embraer 145, 170, 175 and 190 models. In 2012, Aeromexico announced the most important investment plan in aviation history in Mexico with its intention to buy 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 737 MAX jet airliners and ten 787-9 Dreamliners.

As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers more than 1,000 destinations in 178 countries served by the 19 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 530 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its code share partner flights with Alaska Airlines, Avianca, LAN, TACA and TAM for extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru.

www.aeromexico.com, www.skyteam.com

SOURCE Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V.



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