Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the United States, today reported its preliminary traffic results for September 2014.
Volaris’ flexible business model enables it to adjust capacity in high and low season, as well as into different markets based on demand. As a result of a stronger fare environment in the international market, Volaris has been focusing on international growth by increasing Available Seat Miles (ASMs) in September 2014 by 1.7% year over year. International booked passengers reached 117 thousand for the period, representing a 5.7% increase compared to the same period in 2013. In the domestic market Volaris has been demonstrating capacity discipline in order to improve the fare environment, in particular in the low season, decreasing ASMs in September 2014 by 7.0% year over year, and reaching 542 thousand domestic booked passengers, a decrease of 7.6% compared to the same period in 2013. Total combined ASMs decreased 4.9% year over year and total booked passengers in September 2014 reached 659 thousand, a 5.5% decrease compared to the same period in 2013.
Volaris‘ demand measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) decreased 7.5% year over year in September 2014 and increased 8.0% in the nine months ended in September. Volaris registered a load factor of 78.8% in September 2014 and 82.0% in the nine months ended in September.