Avianca Holdings And Its Subsidiaries Carried More Than 2.2 Million Passengers In March 2015

BOGOTA, Colombia--()--In March, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) transported 2,269,381 passengers, up 7.4% compared to March 2014. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 6.8%, while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (revenue passenger kilometers), increased 7.4%. The load factor for the month was 77.0%.

Domestic markets in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador

In March, the subsidiary airlines of Avianca Holdings transported within these markets a total of 1,363,903 travelers, up 9.2% compared to March 2014. Capacity (ASKs) increased 15.4%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 9.7%. As a result, the load factor for the month was 73.0%.

International markets

In March, the affiliated airlines of Avianca Holdings transported 905,478 passengers on international routes, up 4.9% compared to March 2014, Capacity (ASKs) increased 4.6%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 6.7%. The load factor for the month was 78.1%.

Operational Statistics

  Mar-15   Mar-14   Δ YOY   YTD 2015   YTD 2014   Δ YOY
Avianca Holdings (Consolidated)
PAX (K)1 2,269 2,113 7.4% 6,680 6,189 7.9%
ASK (mm)2 3,627 3,394 6.8% 10,549 9,861 7.0%
RPK (mm)3 2,792 2,601 7.4% 8,332 7,734 7.7%
Load Factor4   77.0%   76.6%   0.4pp   79.0%   78.4%   0.6pp
Domestic Market
PAX (K)1 1,364 1,250 9.2% 4,008 3,620 10.7%
ASK (mm)2 820 710 15.4% 2,375 2,064 15.1%
RPK (mm)3 599 546 9.7% 1,764 1,594 10.7%
Load Factor4   73.0%   76.9%   -3.9pp   74.3%   77.2%   -2.9pp
International Market
PAX (K)1 905 863 4.9% 2,672 2,569 4.0%
ASK (mm)2 2,806 2,684 4.6% 8,174 7,798 4.8%
RPK (mm)3 2,193 2,055 6.7% 6,568 6,140 7.0%
Load Factor 4   78.1%   76.6%   1.5pp   80.4%   78.7%   1.7pp
 

1Pax: Passengers carried

2ASKs: Available Seat Kilometers

3RPKs: Revenue Passenger Kilometers

4Load Factor:Represents utilized seating capacity

The terms "Avianca Holdings" or "the Company" refer to the consolidated entity

The original source-language text of this announcement is the official, authoritative version, Translations are provided as an accommodation only, and should be cross-referenced with the source-language text, which is the only version of the text intended to have legal effect,

*About Avianca Holdings S,A, Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC:PFAVH) comprises the airlines: Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. Avianca (Avianca), Tampa Cargo SA, incorporated in Colombia, Aerolineas Galapagos SA Aerogal, incorporated in Ecuador, and the TACA Group companies: TACA International Airlines SA, incorporated in El Salvador, Lineas Aereas Costarricenses SA, LACSA, incorporated in Costa Rica, Transamérican Airlines SA TACA Perú, incorporated in Perú, Servicios Aéreos Nacionales SA, SANSA, incorporated in Costa Rica, Aerotaxis La Costeña SA, incorporated in Nicaragua and Isleña de Inversiones SA de CV ISLEÑA, incorporated in Honduras.

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Avianca Holdings S.A.
Communications and Corporate Affairs
Gilma Úsuga, (57+1) - 587 77 00 ext. 1670 - 1711
gilma.usuga@avianca.com; janeth.benitez@avianca.com
or
Claudia Arenas, (50+2) 2279-5700 (502) 2279-5600
claudia.arenas@avianca.com
or
Investor Relations Officer
Andres Felipe Ruiz, +571 587 77 00
ir@avianca.com

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