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Viva Aerobus reports monthly passenger figures corresponding to March 2020

Published Monday, April 6, 2020

Mexico City, April 6, 2020. - Viva Aerobus, Mexico´s ultra-low-cost carrier, reports its monthly passenger figures corresponding to March 2020. The airline registered nearly 850 thousand passengers this month with a load factor of 80.5%. This represented an increase of 1% in the number of customers compared to March 2019 and a decrease in the load factor of 10.4 percentage points. This decrease was caused by the drop in de-mand resulting from the health emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the world and due to the growth in our country.

Regarding the accumulated total for the year (January-March 2020), Viva Aerobus reported 2.8 million passengers and an average load factor of 84.7%. These results, compared to the accumulated January - March 2019, implied an increase of 18% in terms of passengers and a decrease of 4.3 percentage points in the load factor.

“At Viva Aerobus we face the COVID-19 pandemic from a financially strong position; making adjust-ments in the operation in order to adapt to current demand; with disciplined cost control; having with the support of all our suppliers and with the commitment to protect 100% of the sources of employ-ment that we generate”, mentioned Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus.

MONTHLY FIGURES
Concept March Year to Date
2020 2019 VAR 2020 2019 VAR
Passengers 849,929 841,149 1.04% 2,837,381 2,397,409 18.35%
Load Factor (RPK/ASK) 80.5% 90.9% -10.4 PP 84.7% 89.1% -4.3 PP
RPK's (millions) 952.0 923.7 3.07% 3,191.7 2,639.7 20.91%
ASK's (millions) 1,182.2 1,016.1 16.34% 3,766.1 2,964.1 27.06%

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.

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 37 Airbus A320 in 127 non –stop routes (105 national and 22 international) to 52 destinations (38 national y 14 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)