Volaris reports 88.1% decrease in May 2020 capacity

Mexican ultra-low-cost airline Volaris (NYSE: VLRS) (BMV: VOLAR) has reported capacity in May 2020, measured by ASMs (Available Seat Miles), decreased by 88.1% vs the same period of last year, the company said.

In the same period, demand measured by RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles) decreased 88.1% year over year.

Volaris transported a total of 213 thousand passengers during the month of May, a decrease of 88.9% year over year.

The decline in demand for air travel is due to the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic. As a result, and in line with prior capacity guidance issued by the Company,
Network-wide booked load factor for May 2020 was 87.5%, with a 105% international booked load factor.

The unusually high booked load factor on international flights was a result of the consolidation of flights due to the COVID-19 related itinerary reductions. Onboard load factor in the international market was 90%. Volaris continues to offer flexible change policies for its customers.

During June, Volaris said it is implementing new biosecurity and preventive measures for the safety and well-being of Volaris´ personnel and passengers, and is launching a parallel communication campaign entitled con Volaris SEGURO vuelas.

For June 2020 Volaris announced it will operate approximately 33% of the originally planned schedule, responding to recent, stronger demand.”

Volaris offers point-to-point operations, serving Mexico, the United States and Central America. Volaris offers low base fares to build its market, providing quality service and extensive customer choice.