Volaris Reports a 19% Increase in Passengers for November 2013

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Volaris") (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), an ultra-low-cost airline based in Mexico, today reported its preliminary traffic results for November 2013.

The total number of booked passengers in November 2013 reached 727 thousand, a 19.1% increase compared to the same period in 2012, and a 21.5% increase year-to-date 2013. Volaris' demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) increased 15.6% year over year in November 2013, and an 18.0% increase year-to-date 2013. Volaris registered a load factor of 77.6% in November 2013 and 82.7% in the year-to-date 2013. These traffic growth results are the product of Volaris' successful point-to-point network strategy, operating 86 routes between 33 cities in Mexico and 11 in the United States in November.

The following table summarizes Volaris' traffic results for the month and year-to-date ended November 30, 2013 and 2012.


November
2013

November
2012

Variation

Eleven
Months
Ended
November
2013

Eleven
Months
Ended
November
2012

Variation

RPMs (Millions)







Domestic

549

469

17.1%

6,129

5,086

20.5%

International

168

151

11.0%

1,964

1,775

10.6%

Total

717

620

15.6%

8,093

6,861

18.0%








ASMs (Millions)







Domestic

698

585

19.4%

7,458

6,137

21.5%

International

226

189

19.3%

2,333

2,135

9.3%

Total

924

774

19.4%

9,791

8,272

18.4%








Load Factor







Domestic

78.6%

80.2%

(1.5) pp

82.2%

82.9%

(0.7) pp

International

74.3%

79.9%

(5.5) pp

84.2%

83.2%

1.0 pp

Total

77.6%

80.1%

(2.5) pp

82.7%

82.9%

(0.3) pp








Passengers (Thousands)







Domestic

613

509

20.5%

6,743

5,440

23.9%

International

114

102

11.9%

1,322

1,196

10.6%

Total

727

611

19.1%

8,064

6,635

21.5%

Investor Relations contact:
Andrés Pliego / Investor Relations / ir@volaris.com / +52 55 5261 6444

Media contact:
Jimena Llano / jimena.llano@volaris.com / +52 1 55 4577 0857

The information included in this report has not been audited and it does not provide information on the company's future performance. Volaris' 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.

About Volaris

Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), is an ultra-low-cost carrier, or ULCC, based in Mexico. Volaris utilizes its ULCC business model and efficient operations to offer low base fares and to stimulate demand while aiming to provide high quality customer service. Volaris targets passengers who are visiting friends and relatives, cost-conscious business people and leisure travelers in Mexico and to select destinations in the United States. Volaris' unbundled pricing strategy allows it to provide low base fares and enables its passengers to select and pay for a range of optional products and services. Volaris' mission is to offer its clients high quality customer service at an affordable price.

Since beginning operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from 5 to 95 and its fleet from 4 to 44 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 200 daily flight segments on routes that connect 33 cities in Mexico and 13 cities in the United States with the youngest aircraft fleet in Mexico. Among other recognitions, Volaris has received the ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for three consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com

SOURCE Volaris



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