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Viva Aerobus increases passengers by 19% during September: 9 consecutive months with double digit growth

Published Thursday, October 3, 2019

Mexico City, October 3, 2019. - Viva Aerobus, Mexico´s ultra-low-cost carrier, obtained a 19% increase in its passengers during Sep-tember compared to the same month last year, reaching more than 969 thousand customers and a solid load factor of 85%.

“Viva has grown at a sustained pace throughout the year. From January to September we increased our number of passengers by approximately 20%. More than 8.7 million people have chosen to fly strategically at low prices and in the newest Mexican fleet,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aero-bus.

These figures are the result of a strategy committed to accessible air connectivity, materialized in the incorporation of 23 routes to Viva Aerobus portfolio, so far this year. Thus, the airline has reached a total of 100 domestic and 18 international routes. What´s more, in September, Viva announced the return of the Monterrey - Ixtapa Zihuatanejo temporary route for the winter (December 14 - January 4); this with the aim of serving travelers during high demand seasons.

Through new routes, a greater number of frequencies and the arrival of new aircraft, Viva has in-creased its capacity, measured in available seat kilometers, by 25% in the first nine months of the year compared to 2018.

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

September 2019

  • In September 2019 the traffic of Viva Aerobus grew by 19%, compared to September 2018, reaching more than 969 thousand customers and with a load factor of 85%.
  • This month Viva Aerobus also increased its capacity, measured in available seat kilometers, by 27% compared to September 2018.

Year to Date (January - September 2019)

  • So far in 2019 (January-September), the traffic of Viva Aerobus increased by 20%, compared to the period January-September 2018, reaching more than 8.7 million passengers and with a load factor of 89%.
  • The capacity of Viva Aerobus measured in available seat kilometers, between January and September 2019, increased by 25% compared to the same period of 2018.

MONTHLY FIGURES
Concept September Year to Date
2019 2018 VAR 2019 2018 VAR
Passengers 969,162 812,480 19.28% 8,736,440 7,300,062 19.68%
Load Factor (RPK/ASK) 85.1% 89.7% -4.7 PP 89.1% 90.2 -1.1 PP
RPK's (millions) 1,061.9 879.9 20.68% 9,731.4 7,904.2 23.12%
ASK's (millions) 1,248.4 980.8 27.29% 10,927.3 8,762.9 24.70%

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