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Volaris Reports an 11% Increase in Passengers for February 2014

MEXICO CITY, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the US, today reported its preliminary traffic results for February 2014.

The total number of booked passengers in February 2014 reached 625 thousand, a 10.5% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Volaris' demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) increased 12.4% year over year in February 2014. Volaris registered a load factor of 80.0% in February 2014.

The following table summarizes Volaris' traffic results for the month.  


February
2014

February
2013

Variation

Two Months Ended February 2014

Two Months Ended February 2013

Variation

RPMs (Millions)







Domestic

472

421

12.1%

1,094

943

16.0%

International

163

143

13.3%

387

338

14.3%

Total

635

564

12.4%

1,481

1,282

15.5%








ASMs (Millions)







Domestic

594

532

11.7%

1,366

1,210

12.9%

International

199

172

16.1%

465

408

14.1%

Total

793

704

12.8%

1,831

1,618

13.2%








Load Factor







Domestic

79.5%

79.2%

0.3 pp

80.1%

78.0%

2.1 pp

International

81.6%

83.6%

(2.0) pp

83.1%

83.0%

0.1 pp

Total

80.0%

80.2%

(0.2) pp

80.9%

79.2%

1.6 pp








Passengers (Thousands)







Domestic

513

469

9.4%

1,174

1,023

14.7%

International

112

96

16.0%

265

227

16.6%

Total

625

566

10.5%

1,438

1,250

15.1%

Investor Relations contact:
Andres Pliego / Investor Relations / [email protected] / +52-55-5261-6444

Media contact:
Jimena Llano / [email protected] / +52-1-55-4577-0857

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

About Volaris:
*Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Volaris" or the "Company") (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), is an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), with "point to point" service, serving Mexico and the US. "The Volaris Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier Model" offers low base fares to build its market, providing quality service and extensive customer choice. Since beginning operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from five to 104 and its fleet from four to 46 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 200 daily flight segments on routes that connect 33 cities in Mexico and 13 cities in the United States with the youngest aircraft fleet in Mexico. Volaris targets passengers who are visiting friends and relatives, cost-conscious business people and leisure travelers in Mexico and to select destinations in the United States. Volaris, proudly Mexican, is recognized as one of the leading new companies in the country. Among other awards it has received the ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for three consecutive years.

For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com

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