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Grupo Aeromexico Reports 17 Percent Passenger Increase for December 2013

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V. ("Aeromexico") (BMV: AEROMEX), the largest airline in Mexico, reports its operating statistics for December 2013.

Grupo Aeromexico transported one million 495 thousand passengers in December; a 16.9% year-on-year increase and the year's highest monthly growth rate thus far. Domestic passengers increased 14.0%, while international passengers increased 23.3%. Demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), increased 19.2% year-on-year; the most significant monthly increase reported since July 2011. The Company's capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs), increased 12.3%, year-on-year. The December load factor was therefore 80.6%; a 4.7 percent year-on-year increase.

Aeromexico has reached 87.7% on-time departure, year to date; a 7.7 percentage point improvement year-on-year.


 December 


 YTD December 


2013

2012

 Var 


2013

2012

 Var 









 RPK's (itinerary + charter, millions) 








 Domestic 

890

787

13.1%


9,555

9,417

1.5%

 International 

1,576

1,282

22.9%


15,435

14,067

9.7%

 Total 

2,466

2,069

19.2%


24,990

23,484

6.4%









 ASK's (itinerary + charter, millions) 








 Domestic 

1,128

1,057

6.8%


12,880

12,903

-0.2%

 International 

1,937

1,674

15.8%


19,591

17,821

9.9%

 Total 

3,065

2,730

12.3%


32,470

30,724

5.7%









 Load Factor (itinerary, %) 



p.p.




p.p.

 Domestic 

78.9

74.5

4.4


74.4

73.1

1.2

 International 

81.6

76.8

4.8


79.1

79.1

-0.1

 Total 

80.6

75.9

4.7


77.2

76.6

0.6









 Passengers (itinerary + charter, thousands) 







 Domestic 

1,011

886

14.0%


10,968

10,771

1.8%

 International 

484

393

23.3%


4,520

4,041

11.8%

 Total 

1,495

1,279

16.9%


15,488

14,812

4.6%









 Performance   (%) 







p.p.

 On-time Departure within 15 min  





87.7

80.0

7.7

 

The information included within this report has not been audited and does not provide information on the Company's future performance. Aeromexico's future performance depends on many factors and it cannot be inferred that any period's performance or its year-over-year comparison will be an indicator of similar future performance.

Glossary:

  • "RPKs" Revenue Passenger Kilometers represent one revenue-passenger transported one kilometer. This includes itinerary and charter flights. The total RPKs equals the number of revenue-passengers transported multiplied by the total distance flown.
  • "ASKs" Available Seat Kilometers represent the number of available seats multiplied by the distance flown. This metric is an indicator of the airline's capacity. It equals one seat offered for one kilometer, whether or not the seat is used.
  • "Load Factor" equals the number of passengers transported as a percentage of the number of seats offered. It is a measure of the airline's capacity utilization. This metric takes into account the total passengers transported and total seats available in itinerary flights.
  • "Passengers" refers to the total number of passengers transported by the airline.
  • "On-time Departure performance" is based on the number of Grupo Aeromexico flights departing within 15 minutes of scheduled time.

About Grupo Aeromexico

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. The Group operates more than 600 daily flights from its main hub in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features more than 80 cities on three continents, including 47 destinations in Mexico, 17 in the United States, 12 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.

The Group's fleet of 116 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787, 777, 767 and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 145, 170, 175 and 190 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX B737 jet airliners and 10 B787-9 Dreamliners.

As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers 1,000 destinations in 178 countries served by the 19 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 530 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its codeshare partner flights with Alaska Airlines, Avianca, LAN, TACA and TAM with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru. www.aeromexico.com, www.skyteam.com

SOURCE Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V.

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