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Viva Aerobus exceeds, in November, its annual passenger record: more than 10 million customers so far in 2019

Published Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Mexico City, December 3, 2019. - Viva Aerobus, Mexico´s ultra-low-cost carrier, already exceeded its record of 10 million passengers per year this November, with a total of 10.88 million customers in the period January - November 2019. This represented an increase of 20% compared to the same period of 2018 and with a load factor of 89%, one of the highest in the industry.

In December 2018, the airline reached the historical goal of 10 million passengers transported annually, a figure that Viva Aerobus already exceeded a month before the end of this year. This success is due to a sustained double-digit growth in every month of 2019, thanks to its increase in routes and fleet, as well to its low prices. Moreover, the company reached this year, for the first time in its history, the million monthly passengers; figure that was achieved five times: in June, July, August, October and, now, November.

Particularly, this November, Viva registered more than 1.06 million passengers, an increase of 19% compared to November 2018 and with a load factor of 88%.

“Winter presents a good panorama for Viva Aerobus. This November, we celebrated 13 years of ser-vice exceeding our record of 10 million passengers per year, this is equivalent to the entire population of Portugal or Sweden having traveled with us,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus. “We aim to continue growing at a monthly rate above 20% in passengers and to keep a load factor over 88% throughout our route network. Thus, we estimate closing this 2019 with nearly 12 million passengers,” he added.

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

November 2019

  • In November 2019 the traffic of Viva Aerobus grew by 19%, compared to November 2018, reaching more than 1.06 million customers and with a load factor of 88%.
  • This month Viva Aerobus also increased its capacity, measured in available seat kilometers, by 20% compared to November 2018.

Year to Date (January - November 2019)

  • So far in 2019 (January - November), the traffic of Viva Aerobus increased by 20%, compared to the period January-November 2018, reaching more than 10.88 million passengers and with a load factor of 89%.
  • The capacity of Viva Aerobus measured in available seat kilometers, between January and No-vember 2019, increased by 25% compared to the same period of 2018.

MONTHLY FIGURES
Concept November Year to Date
2019 2018 VAR 2019 2018 VAR
Passengers 1,069,746 899,877 18.88% 10,882,228 9,056,234 20.16%
Load Factor (RPK/ASK) 88.1% 89.8% -1.7 PP 88.9% 90.1% -1.3 PP
RPK's (millions) 1,167.0 992.8 17.54% 12,088.5 9,825.7 23.03%
ASK's (millions) 1,347.4 1,105.2 19.87% 13,599.4 10,900.0 24.77%

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 low-cost airline. It started operations in 2006 and today operates the youngest Latin American fleet with 35 Airbus A320 in 118 non –stop routes (100 national and 18 international) to 47 destinations (36 national y 11 internationals). 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 value 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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Monterrey International Airport. Terminal C, Miguel Aleman highway Km 24, Apodaca, NL, Mexico, C.P. 66600
Call Center
Mexico (Toll free) 81 82 150 150
United States +1 866 FLY VIVA (+1866 359 8482)