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Grupo Aeromexico Transported One Million 285 Thousand Passengers in August

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B de C.V. ("Aeromexico") (BMV: AEROMEX), the largest intercontinental airline in Mexico, reports its operating statistics for August.

In August 2011, Grupo Aeromexico transported one million 285 thousand passengers; the highest number for the month of August in the Company's history. The outcome represents a 17% increase in the number of passengers compared to August 2010, when significant growth was achieved as a result of Grupo Aeromexico's strategies designed to respond to consolidation in the market. International passenger traffic grew 35% while domestic passenger traffic increased 11%. Therefore, a total of nine million 434 thousand passengers were transported during the first eight months of the year; 30% above the number registered for the same period in 2010.

Demand in August, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), was 18% above the demand reported in August 2010. Capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs), registered a 20% increase. The load factor for the month was 79.8%. The cumulative load factor for the first eight months of the year was 79.0%.


August


YTD August


2011

2010

Chg%


2011

2010

Chg %

RPK's Itinerary + Charter (Millions)






Domestic

810

757

7%


6,036

5,072

19%

International

1,248

985

27%


8,833

6,499

36%

Total

2,058

1,742

18%


14,868

11,570

29%









ASK's  Itinerary + Charter (Millions)






Domestic

1,050

991

6%


7,862

7,126

10%

International

1,543

1,178

31%


11,072

8,113

36%

Total

2,594

2,169

20%


18,934

15,239

24%









Load Factor (Itinerary)


p.p.




p.p.

Domestic

77.6

77.1

0.6


77.3

71.5

5.8

International

81.3

84.3

-3.0


80.2

80.7

-0.6

Total

79.8

81.0

-1.2


79.0

76.3

2.6









Passengers  Itinerary + Charter ('000)






Domestic

922

829

11%


6,947

5,550

25%

International

362

268

35%


2,487

1,684

48%

Total

1,285

1,097

17%


9,434

7,234

30%



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 a similar performance in the future.

Glossary:

  • "RPKs" Revenue Passenger Kilometers represent one revenue-passenger transported one kilometer. 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 14 airlines.

www.aeromexico.com

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



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