Volaris increases September 2016 load factor by 6.3pp y-o-y

During September 2016, Volaris recorded a load factor of 84.2%, which marks a 6.3 percentage point increase from the 77.9% reported for the same period the previous year.The carrier grew its available seat miles (ASMs) by a total of 19.2% year-over-year to 1,289,000,000 from 1,081,000,000 against a 28.9% rise in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) to 842,000,000 from 1,086,000,000.
Volaris transported a total of 1,154,000 million passengers during September 2016, an increase of 29.3% from 892,000 in September 2015.
While passenger growth has been stable across both domestic and international routes during September, it’s international routes where Volaris has been adding most of its capacity since September 2015 – increasing the ASMs on international routes by 27.6% year-over-year as compared to 15.9% for domestic routes.
For the year-to-date, Volaris has transported over 11,038,000 million passengers, an increase of 26.4% from 8,729,000 year-over-year.
Across the same respective periods, the airline’s ASMs increased by 19.1% to 12,214,000,000 from 10,258,000,000 against a 25.2% growth in RPMs to 10,553,000,000 from 8,425,000,000.
Both RPMs and ASMs, both have seen fairly equal growth across domestic and international routes for the year-to-date. The overall load factor has risen by 4.3 percentage points to 86.4% from 82.1%.

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