Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports August 2017 and year-to-date preliminary traffic results, the company said.
During August 2017 Volaris increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 6.6% year over year. Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), in August 2017 increased 5.1% year over year, reaching 1.4 billion. Volaris transported a total of 1.4 million passengers during the month, an increase of 2.2% year over year.
Year-to-date, Volaris has transported 11 million passengers, an increase of 11.0% year over year. Network load factor for August was 85.4%, a decrease of 1.2 percentage points year over year.
During August 2017, Volaris launched three domestic routes (Huatulco, Oaxaca — Monterrey, Nuevo Leon; Monterrey, Nuevo Leon — Mexicali, Baja California and Cozumel, Quintana Roo — Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) and one international route (Los Angeles, California — Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco).
Volaris is an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), with point-to-point operations, serving Mexico, the United States and Central America. It 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 168 and its fleet from four to 67 aircraft.