Volaris Reports December and Full Year 2015 Traffic Results, Strong Market Demand Drives Passenger Traffic Growth of 22%

MEXICO CITY--()--Volaris* (NYSE:VLRS and BMV:VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports December and full year 2015 preliminary traffic results.

During December 2015, Volaris increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 18.2% year over year, in response to strong demand in its domestic and international markets. Total demand for December, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), increased 23.2% year over year, reaching 1.2 billion. Volaris transported a total of 1.2 million passengers during the month, an increase of 22.2% year over year. Full year 2015, Volaris transported 12 million passengers, an increase of 22.2% year over year.

In December 2015, Volaris increased domestic and international ASMs by 17.5% and 19.6%, respectively. Network load factor for December reached 85.6%, an increase of 3.5 percentage points year over year.

During December 2015, Volaris launched one year-round international route (Durango – Chicago/Midway).

The following table summarizes Volaris traffic results for the month and full year.

           
    December
2015
  December
2014
  Variance  

Full year
2015

 

Full year
2014

  Variance
RPMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)
Domestic 825 680 21.4% 8,125 7,128 14.0%
International   380   298   27.5%   3,437   2,595   32.5%
Total 1,205 978 23.2% 11,562 9,723 18.9%
ASMs (in millions, scheduled & charter)
Domestic 968 824 17.5% 9,845 8,749 12.5%
International   440   368   19.6%   4,207   3,081   36.5%
Total 1,408 1,192 18.2% 14,052 11,830 18.8%
Load Factor (in %, scheduled)
Domestic 85.3% 82.6% 2.7 pp 82.5% 81.5% 1.0 pp
International   86.3%   81.0%   5.3 pp   81.6%   84.2%   (2.6) pp
Total 85.6% 82.1% 3.5 pp 82.3% 82.2% 0.1 pp
Passengers (in thousands, scheduled & charter)
Domestic 948 789 20.2% 9,616 8,033 19.7%
International   265   203   30.2%   2,367   1,776   33.3%
Total 1,213 992 22.2% 11,983 9,809 22.2%
 

The information included in this report has not been audited and it does not provide information on the company’s future performance. Volaris’ future performance depends on many factors and it cannot be inferred that any period’s performance or its comparison year over year will be an indicator of a similar performance in the future.

About Volaris:

*Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Volaris” or the “Company”) (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), is an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), with point-to-point operations, serving Mexico, the United States and Central America. Volaris offers low base fares to build its market, providing quality service and extensive customer choice. Since beginning operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from five to more than 146 and its fleet from four to 56 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 270 daily flight segments on routes that connect 40 cities in Mexico and 22 cities in the United States and Central America with the youngest aircraft fleet in Mexico. Volaris targets passengers who are visiting friends and relatives, cost-conscious business people and leisure travelers in Mexico and to select destinations in the United States and Central America. Volaris has received the ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for five consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com.

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Andrés Pliego / Diana Martínez, +52 55 5261 6444
ir@volaris.com
or
Media:
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