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Mexico City, September 8, 2020. - Viva Aerobus, Mexico´s ultra-low-cost carrier, reports that in August 2020 it registered more than 650 thou-sand passengers, an increase of 39% compared to July 2020. This is a result of its gradual routes resumption serving Mexico´s connectivity needs and under the strict prevention and hygiene protocols issued by the com-petent authorities.
In August 2020, 84 routes were operated and Viva's capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs), was 67% compared to the same month of the previous year. Additionally, Viva Aerobus announced that during September it operates 95 routes, which represents more than 80% of its capacity measured in ASKs and com-pared to September 2019. This reactivation includes the new routes from Mexico City to Veracruz, La Paz and San Antonio, as well as new non-stop flights from Monterrey to Dallas.
Compared to August 2019, the number of passengers implied a decrease of 44.3%, as a result of the effects of the current pandemic on the flights demand. Consequently, the load factor in this month was 77.1%, 11.2 percentage points less than in the same month last year.
Regarding the accumulated total for the year (January-August 2020), Viva Aerobus reported more than 4.4 million passengers and an average load factor of 81.5%. These results, compared to the same period 2019, implied a decrease of 42.7% in terms of passengers and a decrease of 8.2 percentage points in the load factor.
About Viva Aerobus
Viva Aerobus is Mexico's ultra-low-cost airline. It started operations in 2006 and today it operates the youngest Latin American fleet with 39 Airbus A320. 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: https://www.vivaaerobus.com/en.
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