Volaris reports December 2020 traffic results
Capacity measured in terms of seats per available mile (ASMs) was 101.9% compared to the same month of the previous year
Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline operating in Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports preliminary traffic results for December 2020.
Volaris continues to increase its capacity month by month, using its ultra-low-cost structure and its solid position in the market to continue stimulating demand. Volaris maintains its focus on the visitor segments of friends and family, leisure travelers and small and medium-sized business entrepreneurs; They continue to show the strongest demand for air travel in Mexico as the market recovers from COVID-19.
In December 2020, capacity measured in terms of available seats per mile (ASMs) was 101.9% compared to the same month last year. The demand in this high season has been strong despite the current situation of the pandemic and the demand measured in passenger miles transported (RPMs for its acronym in English) was 90.7% compared to the value of the previous year. This represents an increase of 9.8% compared to November 2020. Volaris transported a total of 1.8 million passengers during December 2020, an increase of 8.7% compared to November 2020. The load factor booked in December 2020 was 78.5%.
During December 2020, Volaris began operations on a new domestic route from Cancun to Oaxaca. The 12 new routes launched during 2020 are growing in terms of demand and in general, performing according to plan.
Enrique Beltranena, Executive President and CEO of Volaris commented on the traffic results for the month of December 2020: “Volaris has a true ultra-low-cost structure that provides an extraordinary competitive advantage to continue stimulating passenger demand, for the conversion of passengers from bus to plane and to increase the load factor. We have carried out multiple actions to strengthen our liquidity, reduce costs and capture the opportunities presented in the market. Going forward, due to the current increase in COVID-19 cases in the United States of America and in Mexico, we will continue with a disciplined approach to market deployment and route selection to achieve profitability. ”
By January 2021, Volaris plans to operate approximately 98% of its capacity, measured in terms of ASMs, against the same period last year.