Grupo Aeromexico Reports 6.6 Percent Year to Date Increase in May Passenger Numbers

MEXICO CITY, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B de C.V. ("Aeromexico") (BMV: AEROMEX), the largest intercontinental airline in Mexico, reports operating statistics for May, 2012.

Grupo Aeromexico transported one million 225 thousand passengers in May 2012, maintaining the previous year's number for the month of May. International passenger traffic grew 3.6% and domestic passenger traffic decreased by 1.2%. The total number of passengers in the first five months of 2012 reached five million 940 thousand; a 6.6% year-on-year increase, with a 12% increase in international passenger traffic and 5% increase in domestic passenger traffic.

Grupo Aeromexico's demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK's), increased 2.5%, and capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASK's), grew 8.4% year-on-year in May. As a result, the load factor for the month was 75.9%.

The Company's ASKs increased 6.5% and RPKs increased 6.6% in the first five months of the year. Therefore, the load factor was 76.7%.













May


YTD May




2012

2011

Chg%


2012

2011

Chg %



RPK's Itinerary + Charter (Millions)








Domestic

797

794

0%


3,800

3,605

5%



International

1,118

1,074

4%


5,470

5,093

7%



Total

1,916

1,869

3%


9,270

8,697

7%













ASK's Itinerary + Charter (Millions)








Domestic

1,119

1,010

11%


5,186

4,794

8%



International

1,408

1,321

7%


6,921

6,570

5%



Total

2,527

2,332

8%


12,107

11,364

7%













Load Factor (Itinerary)


p.p.




p.p.



Domestic

71.3

79.3

-8.0


73.3

75.8

-2.4



International

79.5

82.1

-2.5


79.3

78.0

1.3



Total

75.9

80.9

-5.0


76.7

77.0

-0.3













Passengers Itinerary + Charter ('000)








Domestic

915

926

-1%


4,382

4,179

5%



International

310

299

4%


1,557

1,396

12%



Total

1,225

1,225

0%


5,940

5,574

7%






















According to the latest report published by the DGAC (Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil – Mexico's National Aviation Authority), in April, Grupo Aeromexico controlled 37% of the domestic market and 13% of the international market for 2012. In the first four months of the year, Grupo Aeromexico's overall market share increased 1 percentage point to a total of 25%, with 40% of the domestic market and 13% of the international market.


Market Share (Passengers Itinerary + Charter)








April


YTD Jan-Apr




2012

2011

Var p.p.


2012

2011

Var p.p.



Domestic

37%

39%

-2.2


40%

41%

-1.4



International

13%

12%

1.0


13%

11%

1.8



Total

24%

24%

0.5


25%

24%

0.8












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 operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport. The Group's airlines operate over 550 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, and Europe and Asia. Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance comprised of 16 airlines.

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



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