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Volaris: 117% of 2019 capacity and 88% load factor in May 2021

 

  • Volaris capitalized on opportunities to add capacity in May 2021
  • In May 2021, Volaris transported 2.2 million passengers
  • Volaris offers over 425 daily flight segments on routes that connect 43 cities in Mexico and 25 cities in the US

Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reported its May 2021 preliminary traffic results.

In May 2021, demand in the domestic Mexican and international markets for Volaris increased 16.3% and 19.3%, compared to May 2019, respectively. Volaris capitalized on opportunities to add capacity, both domestically (+16.2%) and internationally (+19.9%), while maintaining a high load factor (87.8%). In May 2021, Volaris transported 2.2 million passengers, 12% higher than the pre-pandemic levels.

May 2021 May 2020 Variation May 2019 Variation YTD May 2021 YTD May 2020 Var. YTD May 2019 Var.
RPMs (million, scheduled & charter)
Domestic 1,522 714.1% 16.3% 6,200 50.6% 4.2%
International 613 1,992.3% 19.3% 1,968 24.3% (16.8)%
Total 2,134 887.2% 17.1% 8,168 43.3% (1.8)%
ASMs (million, scheduled & charter)
Domestic 1,677 664.1% 16.2% 7,416 55.6% 8.1%
International 754 2,614.8% 19.9% 2,619 34.8% (12.4)%
Total 2,431 883.2% 17.3% 10,034 49.6% 1.9%
Load Factor (%, scheduled, RPMs/ASMs)
Domestic 90.8% 5.6 pp 0.1 pp 83.6% (2.8) pp (3.2) pp
International 81.4% (24.1) pp (0.4) pp 75.2% (6.4) pp (4.1) pp
Total 87.8% 0.4 pp (0.2) pp 81.4% (3.6) pp (3.1) pp
Passengers (thousand, scheduled & charter)
Domestic 1,712 780.6% 9.1% 6,914 47.1% (2.3)%
International 445 2,233.3% 24.6% 1,426 30.1% (14.2)%
Total 2,157 910.4% 12.0% 8,340 43.9% (4.6)%

Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (Volaris) is an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), with point-to-point operations, serving Mexico, the United States and Central America. Since beginning operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from five to 181 and its fleet from four to 87 aircraft.


Volaris offers more than 425 daily flight segments on routes that connect 43 cities in Mexico and 25 cities in the United States with one of the youngest fleets in The Americas. 


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