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Grupo Aeromexico Reports Nine Percent Year-on-Year Increase in March Passenger Numbers

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

Grupo Aeromexico transported one million 259 thousand passengers in March; a 9% year-on-year increase compared to March 2011, resulting from a 10% increase in international passenger traffic and a 9% increase in domestic passenger traffic. The total number of passengers reached three million 559 thousand in the first quarter 2012; a 10% year-on-year increase, with a 16% increase in international passenger traffic and an 8% increase in domestic passenger traffic.

Grupo Aeromexico's capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASK's), increased 6% year-on-year in March, and demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK's), grew 7%. As a result, the load factor for the month increased 0.5 percentage points, to reach a total of 77.9%.

In the first quarter of the year, ASKs increased 7% and the RPKs increased 9%. Therefore, the load factor increased 1.4 percentage points reaching 76.9%.


 March 


 YTD March 


2012

2011

Chg% 


2012

2011

Chg % 

 RPK's Itinerary + Charter (Millions) 






 Domestic 

815

754

8%


2,260

2,096

8%

 International 

1,083

1,020

6%


3,278

2,970

10%

 Total 

1,898

1,773

7%


5,538

5,065

9%









 ASK's  Itinerary + Charter (Millions) 






 Domestic 

1,060

1,000

6%


3,068

2,848

8%

 International 

1,387

1,304

6%


4,145

3,900

6%

 Total 

2,447

2,303

6%


7,213

6,747

7%









 Load Factor (Itinerary) 


p.p.




p.p.

 Domestic 

77.0

75.9

1.2


73.7

74.1

-0.4

 International 

78.6

78.6

0.1


79.3

76.5

2.8

 Total 

77.9

77.4

0.5


76.9

75.5

1.4









 Passengers  Itinerary + Charter ('000) 






 Domestic 

953

876

9%


2,625

2,424

8%

 International 

307

280

10%


934

806

16%

 Total 

1,259

1,156

9%


3,559

3,230

10%

According to the latest report published by the DGAC (Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil – Mexico's National Aviation Authority), in February, Grupo Aeromexico controlled 42% of the domestic market and 12% of the international market for 2012. In the first two months of the year, Grupo Aeromexico's overall market share increased two points year-over-year, with 26% accrued market share, with 41% of the domestic market and 13% of the international market.

 Market Share (Passengers Itinerary + Charter) 






 February 


 YTD Jan-Feb 


2012

2011

 Var p.p. 


2012

2011

 Var p.p. 

 Domestic 

42%

43%

-0.9


41%

42%

-1.4

 International 

12%

10%

1.5


13%

11%

2.2

 Total 

25%

24%

0.8


26%

24%

1.9

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 15 airlines.

www.aeromexico.com

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



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