Azul reports passenger traffic in December 2018 increased 13%

Brazil-based Azul S.A. (B3: AZUL4) (NYSE: AZUL) has reported a 13.4% increase in consolidated passenger traffic (RPKs), compared to December 2017 on a capacity increase (ASKs) of 13.5 resulting in a load factor of 83.0%, mostly in line with the 83.1% recorded in December 2017, the company said.

Domestic load factor was 81.3%, representing a decrease of 0.4 p.p. compared to the same period in 2017 while international load factor was 88.0%, up 0.6 p.p..

In 2018, Azul was the most on-time airline in Brazil, with an on-time arrival rate of 86.5% according to FlightStats.

Azul S.A. offers 773 daily flights to 110 destinations. With an operating fleet of 123 aircraft and more than 11,000 crewmembers, the Company has a network of 219 non-stop routes as of December 31, 2018.