Volaris Reports December 2014 Traffic Results, Passenger Traffic Growth of 13%, while Maintaining Capacity Discipline in Domestic Market and Growth in International Market

Jan 07, 2015, 18:18 ET from Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V.

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the United States, today reported its preliminary traffic results for December 2014.

During the month of December 2014, Volaris continued to demonstrate capacity discipline in the domestic market and growth in the international market. This resulted in total network load factor reaching 82.1%, in line with the same period of 2013. Full year load factor was 82.2%. Total capacity as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs) for the month of December increased by 7.5%, and total passengers reached 992 thousand, an increase of 13.1%. Full year booked passengers reached 9.8 million, an increase of 9.7%. Volaris' total demand for the month of December measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) increased 7.5% year over year, reaching 978 million. Full year RPMs reached 9.7 billion, an increase of 8.0%.

During the month of December 2014, Volaris started operating three new domestic routes (MonterreyTuxtla Gutierrez, AcapulcoMonterrey and Monterrey - Oaxaca) and four international routes (Mexico CityFort Lauderdale, GuadalajaraFort Lauderdale, GuadalajaraReno and CancunLas Vegas).

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


Dec.
2014

Dec.
2013

Variance

Full Year 2014

Full Year 2013

Variance

RPMs (Millions)







Domestic

680

672

1.2%

7,128

6,801

4.8%

International

298

238

25.1%

2,595

2,202

17.8%

Total

978

910

7.5%

9,723

9,003

8.0%

ASMs (Millions)







Domestic

824

812

1.4%

8,749

8,270

5.8%

International

368

296

24.4%

3,081

2,629

17.2%

Total

1,192

1,108

7.5%

11,830

10,899

8.5%

Load Factor







Domestic

82.6%

82.7%

   (0.1) pp

81.5%

82.2%

   (0.7) pp

International

81.0%

80.5%

   0.5 pp

84.2%

83.8%

    0.4  pp

Total

82.1%

82.1%

   0.0 pp

82.2%

82.6%

   (0.4) pp

Passengers (Thousands)







Domestic

789

714

10.4%

8,033

7,457

7.7%

International

203

163

25.0%

1,776

1,485

19.6%

Total

992

877

13.1%

9,809

8,942

9.7%

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

Media contact:
Cynthia Llanos / cllanos@gcya.net / +52-1-55-4577-0803

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 operations, serving Mexico and the United States. 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 129 and its fleet from four to 50 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 235 daily flight segments on routes that connect 36 cities in Mexico and 18 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 United States. Volaris has received the ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for five consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com  

SOURCE Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V.



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