Volaris reports June 2017 passenger growth of 4%, load factor of 89%

Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States, and Central America, has reported June 2017 and year-to-date preliminary traffic results,.

During June 2017 the airline increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 7.8% year over year. Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), in June 2017 increased 8.0% year over year, reaching 1.3 billion.

Volaris transported a total of 1.3 million passengers during the month, an increase of 3.7% year over year. Network load factor for June was 89.1%, an increase of 0.2%age points year over year.

During the first six months of 2017, the airline increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 16.7% year over year. Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), for the six months ended June 2017 increased 15.2% year over year, reaching 7.8 billion.

Volaris transported a total of 8.0 million passengers during the first six months of 2017, an increase of 13.5% year over year. Network load factor for the first six months of the year was 84.5%, a decrease of 1.1%age points year over year.

During June 2017, it began operating two domestic routes (Cozumel, Quintana Roo — Guadalajara, Jalisco and Guadalajara, Jalisco — Oaxaca, Oaxaca) and one international route (Los Angeles, California — Oaxaca, Oaxaca).

Volaris is an ultra-low-cost carrier, with point-to-point operations, serving Mexico, the United States, and Central America. Since beginning operations in March 2006, the carrier has increased its routes from five to more than 164 and its fleet from four to 67 aircraft. The airline offers more than 301 daily flight segments on routes that connect 40 cities in Mexico and 28 cities in the United States and Central America.