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.
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).
The following table summarizes Volaris traffic results for the month and year-to-date.