Grupo Aeromexico Reports 6.1 Percent Increase in Passenger Numbers for the First Half of the Year

MEXICO CITY, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B de C.V. ("Aeromexico") (BMV: AEROMEX), the largest intercontinental airline in Mexico, reports operating statistics for June, 2012.

Grupo Aeromexico transported one million 239 thousand passengers in June 2012, which represents 4.1% year-on-year growth for the month of June. International passenger traffic grew 8.2% and domestic passenger traffic grew 2.7%. The total number of passengers transported in the first half of 2012 reached seven million 178 thousand; a 6.1% year-on-year increase, with an 11% increase in international passenger traffic and a 4.5% increase in domestic passenger traffic.

Grupo Aeromexico's demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK's), increased 7% year-on-year in June, and capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASK's), grew 9.5%. As a result, the load factor for the month was 76.8%.

The Company's RPKs increased 6.7% and ASKs increased 7% in the first half of the year. Therefore, the load factor was 76.7%.



 

 June 


 YTD June 








2012

2011

 Chg% 


2012

2011

 Chg % 







 RPK's Itinerary + Charter (Millions) 







 Domestic 

802

757

5.9%


4,602

4,362

5.5%







 International 

1,166

1,083

7.7%


6,637

6,176

7.5%







 Total 

1,968

1,840

7.0%


11,238

10,538

6.7%





















 ASK's  Itinerary + Charter (Millions) 







 Domestic 

1,091

987

10.6%


6,277

5,781

8.6%







 International 

1,473

1,355

8.7%


8,394

7,925

5.9%







 Total 

2,564

2,342

9.5%


14,671

13,706

7.0%





















 Load Factor (Itinerary) 

p.p.




p.p.







 Domestic 

73.6

77.1

-3.5


73.4

76.0

-2.6







 International 

79.3

80.0

-0.7


79.3

78.3

0.9







 Total 

76.8

78.7

-1.9


76.7

77.3

-0.6





















 Passengers  Itinerary + Charter ('000) 







 Domestic 

906

883

2.7%


5,289

5,061

4.5%







 International 

332

307

8.2%


1,890

1,703

11.0%







 Total 

1,239

1,190

4.1%


7,178

6,764

6.1%


































According to the latest report published by the DGAC (Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil – Mexico's National Aviation Authority), in May of 2012, Grupo Aeromexico controlled 39% of the domestic market and 15% of the international market. In the first five months of the year, Grupo Aeromexico's overall market share was 25%, with 40% of the domestic market and 12% of the international market.


Market Share (Passengers Itinerary + Charter)








May


YTD Jan-May








2012

2011

Var p.p.


2012

2011

Var p.p.







Domestic

39%

41%

-2.1


40%

41%

-1.5







International

15%

14%

0.6


12%

12%

0.8







Total

28%

28%

-0.5


25%

25%

0.0






DGAC's market share data is based on its Air Carrier Operational Statistics reports, which are published within one month of Grupo Aeromexico's operational statistics.

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 comparison year-over-year will be an indicator of similar performance in the future.

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.

About Grupo Aeromexico

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: AEROMEX) is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. It operates a fleet of Boeing 777, 767, and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 145, 170 and 190 models. The Group began a major two-year expansion plan in 2011 that includes the incorporation of 20 new aircraft and properties.

Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport. In 2011 the Group transported over 14 million passenger and offers over 550 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. 

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




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