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Viva Aerobus achieves three record months in passengers: more than 1.2 million customers in July

Published Sunday, August 4, 2019

Mexico City, August 4, 2019. - Viva Aerobus, Mexico´s ultra-low-cost carrier, beat its monthly passenger record for the third time in a row by achieving more than 1.2 million customers during July 2019. This figure implied a growth of 21% compared to July 2018, with a load factor of 90%, one of the highest in the sector.

This upward trend, in terms of passengers, has been a constant throughout the year. Last May and June, the airline exceeded, for the first time in its history, 900 thousand and one million passengers in a single month, respectively.

Viva Aerobus has achieved double digit growth in its air traffic for seven consecutive months. So far this year (January-July), Viva reported a 19% increase in its number of customers compared to 2018, totaling more than 6.5 million travelers.

“To choose Viva is to fly strategically. Our prices allow passengers to enjoy more their trip due to the savings on their transportation. Thus, more and more passengers give us their preference and we cor-respond with the opening of new routes that make Mexico available to everyone,” explained Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus. "So far in 2019, we have incorporated 17 routes to our offer, an expansion backed up by five new aircraft that we have already received this year," he added.

In its monthly passenger figures report for June 2019, Viva Aerobus also informs the following:

July 2019

  • In July 2019 the traffic of Viva Aerobus grew by 21%, compared to June 2018, reaching more than 1.2 million customers and with a load factor of 90%.
  • This month Viva Aerobus also increased its capacity, measured in available seat kilometers, by 31% compared to June 2018.

Year to Date (January - July 2019)

  • So far in 2019 (January-July), the traffic of Viva Aerobus increased by 19%, compared to the period January-July 2018, reaching more than6.5 million passengers and with a load factor of 90%.
  • The capacity of Viva Aerobus measured in available seat kilometers, between January and July 2019, increased by 23% compared to the same period of 2018.

MONTHLY FIGURES
Concept July Year to Date
2019 2018 VAR 2019 2018 VAR
Passengers 1,207,941 993,432 21.59% 6,597,819 5,519,190 19.54%
Load Factor (RPK/ASK) 90.0% 92.8% -2.8 PP 89.8% 90.1% -0.3 PP
RPK's (millions) 1,374.1 1,083.8 26.78% 7,351.5 5,974.5 23.05%
ASK's (millions) 1,526.8 1,167.8 30.74% 8,186.6 6,628.1 23.51%

Glossary

  • ASK (Available Seat Kilometers): Seat available for sale that flies 1 kilometer (regardless of whether it is occupied or not).
  • RPK (Revenue Passenger Kilometers): Indicates the total distance flown by passengers who paid for their transport in kilometers. It is the measure of the total traffic of passengers who paid for flying (excludes courtesies, employees, etc.).
  • Load Factor: Represents the percentage of reserved seats in an aircraft or fleet in a certain period of time.

About Viva Aerobus

Viva Aerobus is Mexico's ultra-low-cost carrier. It started operations in 2006 and today operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 35 Airbus A320 in 112 non –stop routes (99 domestic & 13 international) to 46 destinations. With a clear vision to give all people the opportunity to fly, Viva Aerobus has democratized the airline industry with the lowest rates in México and the lowest costs in Latin America, making their flights the best offer. For more information please visit: www.vivaaerobus.com/en

Contacts:

Walfred Castro, Corporate Communication Director of Viva Aerobus - walfred.castro@vivaaerobus.com

Tarssis Dessavre, Account executive of PRoa Structura - tdo@proa.structura.com.mx – Tel. 55 5442 4642 - ext.26 / Cel. 55 2751 1709

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Call Center
Mexico (Toll free) 81 82 150 150
United States +1 866 FLY VIVA (+1866 359 8482)