Grupo Aeromexico Reports an Increase in Demand in February 2013

MEXICO CITY, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V. ("Aeromexico") (BMV: AEROMEX), the largest intercontinental airline in Mexico, reports operating statistics for February, 2013.

Demand in February, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), increased 0.9% year-on-year.  However, it is important to note that the month of February had an extra day in 2012, which negatively impacted growth rate calculation for that period. For comparison purposes, February 2013 growth was 4.5% year-on-year when adjusting for this effect in 2012.

The Company´s capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs), increased 7.1% year on year. February's load factor was therefore 71.3%.


 February 



 YTD February 



2013

2012

 Var 

 Var* 


2013

2012

 Var 

 Var* 

 RPK's Itinerary + Charter (Millions) 








 Domestic 

646

707

-8.7%

-5.4%


1,377

1,445

-4.7%

-3.1%

 International 

1,021

945

8.0%

11.9%


2,319

2,195

5.6%

7.2%

 Total 

1,666

1,652

0.9%

4.5%


3,696

3,640

1.5%

3.2%











 ASK's  Itinerary + Charter (Millions) 








 Domestic 

936

972

-3.7%

-0.3%


1,988

2,008

-1.0%

0.7%

 International 

1,406

1,214

15.8%

20.0%


3,071

2,758

11.4%

13.1%

 Total 

2,342

2,186

7.1%

11.0%


5,060

4,766

6.2%

7.9%











 Load Factor (Itinerary) 


p.p.





p.p.


 Domestic 

69.1

72.7

-3.7



69.3

72.0

-2.7


 International 

72.8

77.9

-5.1



75.8

79.6

-3.8


 Total 

71.3

75.6

-4.3



73.2

76.4

-3.2












  Note: For comparison purpose, the Var* column eliminates the extra day in February 2012.

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.

About Grupo Aeromexico
Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. Ltd., is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. It has a fleet of Boeing 777, 767, 737 and the latest models of Embraer 145, 170 and 190. As of 2011, an important expansion plan began that includes the incorporation of 20 new planes and properties over the next 24 months. In 2012, Aeromexico announced that it signed a letter of intent to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft, 90 Boeing 737 MAX and 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, making it the largest investment program in Mexican aviation history.

Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport. The Group's airlines operate more than 600 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.

Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance comprised of the following 19 airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM Romanian Air Transport, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Air. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers a large global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved connectivity. Passengers can accrue and redeem miles with the different partners' loyalty programs and enjoy the convenience provided at 525 airport lounges worldwide. SkyTeam offers its 552 million annual passengers more than 15,000 daily flights to 1,000 destinations in 187 countries.

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



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