Posted on: 10 October 2013 by Mark Howells
Volaris has reported its preliminary traffic results for September 2013, with the rounded total number of booked passengers reaching 697,000.
This result is a 23.9% increase compared with the same period in 2012.
Volaris's revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased by 19.6% year-on-year in September 2013 to 689 million from 576 million. Available seat miles (ASMs) grew by 17.1% to 851 million from 727 million last September.
Volaris’s load factor of 81.0% in September 2013 was a 1.7 percentage point increase over September 2012’s figure of 79.3%.
In September 2013, as a result of adverse weather conditions and airport closures in connection with Hurricane "Ingrid" and Tropical Storm "Manuel," Volaris cancelled 18 flights, delayed more than 145 flights, and more than 2,200 passengers were unable to fly as scheduled and were re-accommodated on later flights. The storms impacted 13 states in Mexico, resulting in a decline in bookings for the period.
Volaris worked in coordination with the federal, state, and local authorities to assist people that were stranded in Acapulco due to the storms, transporting more than 1,600 customers on 11 humanitarian aid flights free of charge on the Acapulco–Mexico City route, which it does not operate regularly.