Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports May 2017 and year-to-date preliminary traffic results.
During May 2017 Volaris increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 17.0% year over year. Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), in May 2017 increased 14.0% year over year, reaching 1.3 billion. Volaris transported a total of 1.4 million passengers during the month, an increase of 9.9% year over year. Year-to-date, Volaris has transported over 6.7 million passengers, an increase of 15.7% year over year. Network load factor for May was 83.8%, a decrease of 2.2 percentage points year over year.
During May 2017, Volaris launched one international route (Mexico City, Mexico – San Antonio, Texas). Additionally, Volaris started to operate four international routes (Leon, Guanajuato - Ontario, California; Guatemala City, Guatemala – Mexico City, Mexico; Los Angeles, California – Queretaro, Queretaro and Midway, Chicago – Queretaro, Queretaro).