Mexico-based low-cost airline Volaris (NYSE: VLRS) (BMV: VOLAR) has reported a 17% increase in total capacity as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs) in September 2018, the company said.
Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), in September 2018 increased 15.3% year over year, reaching 1.4 billion.
Volaris transported a total of 1.4 million passengers during the month, an increase of 17.0% year over year. Network load factor for September was 81.3%, a decrease of 1.1 percentage points year over year.
During September 2018, Volaris launched one domestic route Guadalajara, Jalisco to Tapachula, Chiapas.
Volaris serves Mexico, the United States and Central America. Since beginning operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from five to more than 175 and its fleet from four to 73 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 339 daily flight segments on routes that connect 40 cities in Mexico and 29 cities in the United States and Central America with one of the youngest fleet in Americas.