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Passengers Transported by Grupo Aeromexico Grew 32% In July

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B de C.V. ("Aeromexico") (BMV: AEROMEX), the largest intercontinental airline in Mexico, has reported its operating statistics for July.

In July 2011, total passenger traffic increased 32%, year over year, reaching a total of one million 385 thousand passengers transported.  This was the highest number recorded for any month in the Company's history. International passenger traffic grew 51% and domestic traffic increased 25%. Therefore, in the first seven months of the year, the total number of passengers transported by Aeromexico increased 33% over the previous year, with a total of 8 million 149 thousand passengers transported.

Year over year demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), registered an increase of 29% in July, while capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs), increased 19%. This resulted in an itinerary load factor for July of 86.9%, which was also the highest monthly load factor in the Company's history; 6.4 points higher than July 2010.



July

YTD July


2011

2010

Chg%

2011

2010

Chg %

RPK's Itinerary + Charter (Millions)







Domestic

864

733

18%

5,226

4,315

21%

International

1,409

1,028

37%

7,585

5,513

38%

Total

2,273

1,761

29%

12,811

9,828

30%








ASK's Itinerary + Charter (Millions)







Domestic

1,031

989

4%

6,811

6,136

11%

International

1,603

1,225

31%

9,528

6,935

37%

Total

2,634

2,214

19%

16,340

13,070

25%








Load Factor (Itinerary)



p.p.  



p.p.  

Domestic

84.6

75.2

9.5

77.3

70.6

6.6

International

88.3

84.8

3.5

80.0

80.1

-0.1

Total

86.9

80.4

6.4

78.8

75.6

3.3








Passengers Itinerary + Charter ('000)







Domestic

963

771

25%

6,024

4,720

28%

International

422

279

51%

2,125

1,416

50%

Total

1,385

1,049

32%

8,149

6,137

33%




The information included in this report has not been audited and it 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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