Volaris reports traffic results for December and for the year 2019
Solid demand positions Volaris as the largest Mexican airline by volume of passengers transported
Volaris, the ultra-low cost airline operating in Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports preliminary traffic results for December and for the year 2019.
In December and 2019, capacity, measured in terms of seats per mile available (ASMs), increased by 12.3% and 16.6% compared to the same period last year. In December and 2019, demand, measured in reserved passengers per mile (RPMs), increased by 15.5% and 18.5% compared to the same period of the previous year, respectively. Volaris transported a total of 2.0 million passengers during the month of December, an increase of 13.3% compared to the same period of the previous year. In 2019, Volaris transported a total of 22.0 million passengers, an increase of 19.5% compared to the same period of the previous year. The occupancy factor for December and 2019 was 88.2% and 85.9%, respectively. In December and the year 2019, the occupation factor increased 2.4 pp and 1.4 pp comparing against the same period of the previous year, respectively.
During December 2019, Volaris launched five international routes for sale: 1) León, Guanajuato to Dallas, Texas; 2) Leon, Guanajuato to Las Vegas, Nevada; 3) Leon, Guanajuato to Chicago, Illinois; 4) Zacatecas, Zacatecas to Dallas, Texas and 5) Cancun, Quintana Roo to Los Angeles, California. Additionally, Volaris began operating a national route (Mazatlan, Sinaloa to Monterrey, Nuevo León).
Enrique Beltranena, Executive President and General Director of Volaris commented on the traffic results for the month of December and for the year 2019: “We transport 22 million passengers in the year; This makes Volaris the largest Mexican airline by volume of passengers transported and I am pleased to note that no other Mexican airline has transported so many passengers in a year. This is a surprising result and I would like to thank our employees for their hard work and dedication during the year; as well as to thank our passengers for their continued support and loyalty. Despite the economic uncertainties in Mexico, our ultra-low cost airline structure continues to generate a greater volume of passengers through low fares and point-to-point routes”.