Volaris Reports an 18.2% Increase in Passengers for April 2014

MEXICO CITY, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the US, today reported its preliminary traffic results for April 2014.

The total number of booked passengers in April 2014 reached 790 thousand, an 18.2% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Volaris' demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) increased 17.5% year over year in April 2014. Volaris registered a load factor of 79.2% and 80.3% in April 2014 and four months ended April 2014, respectively.

The following table summarizes Volaris' traffic results for the month.    


April
2014

April
2013

Variance

Four
Months
Ended
April
2014

Four
Months
Ended
April
2013

Variance

RPMs (Millions)







Domestic

586

504

16.2%

2,225

1,981

12.4%

International

207

171

21.2%

782

695

12.5%

Total

794

675

17.5%

3,007

2,676

12.4%








ASMs (Millions)







Domestic

749

642

16.5%

2,793

2,499

11.8%

International

254

195

30.0%

952

813

17.0%

Total

1,002

837

19.7%

3,745

3,312

13.1%








Load Factor







Domestic

78.3%

78.5%

(0.2) pp

79.7%

79.3%

0.4 pp

International

81.7%

87.6%

(5.9) pp

82.2%

85.5%

(3.3) pp

Total

79.2%

80.6%

(1.5) pp

80.3%

80.8%

(0.5) pp








Passengers (Thousands)







Domestic

649

554

17.3%

2,417

2,163

11.7%

International

141

115

22.8%

535

466

14.7%

Total

790

668

18.2%

2,952

2,629

12.3%

Investor Relations contact:
Andres 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:

*Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Volaris" or the "Company") (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), is an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), with "point to point" service, serving Mexico and the US. Volaris offers low base fares to build its market, providing quality service and extensive customer choice. Since beginning operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from five to more than 100 and its fleet from four to 46 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 200 daily flight segments on routes that connect 34 cities in Mexico and 13 cities in the United States with the youngest aircraft fleet in Mexico. Volaris targets passengers who are visiting friends and relatives, cost-conscious business people and leisure travelers in Mexico and to select destinations in the US. Volaris has received the ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for five consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com

SOURCE Volaris



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