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Volaris Reports an 8% Increase in Passengers for July 2014, transporting over one million passengers during the month

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 7, 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 July 2014.

The total number of booked passengers in July 2014 reached 1.1 million, an 8.1% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Domestic and international booked passengers in July reached 861 and 193 thousand, a 4.5% and 27.9% increase, respectively, compared to the same period in 2013. Volaris' demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) increased 7.7% year over year in July 2014. Volaris registered a load factor of 87.5% in July 2014, as a result of an efficient capacity management.

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


July
2014

July
2013

Variance

Seven
Months
Ended
July 2014

Seven
Months
Ended
July 2013

Variance

RPMs (Millions)







Domestic

775

758

2.2%

4,178

3,825

9.2%

International

282

223

26.3%

1,479

1,257

17.6%

Total

1,057

981

7.7%

5,657

5,082

11.3%








ASMs (Millions)







Domestic

895

814

10.1%

5,143

4,636

10.9%

International

312

249

25.4%

1,730

1,441

20.0%

Total

1,207

1,063

13.6%

6,873

6,077

13.1%








Load Factor







Domestic

86.5%

93.2%

(6.7) pp

81.2%

82.5%

(1.3) pp

International

90.5%

89.8%

0.6 pp

85.5%

87.2%

(1.7) pp

Total

87.5%

92.4%

(4.9) pp

82.3%

83.6%

(1.3) pp








Passengers (Thousands)







Domestic

861

824

4.5%

4,598

4,182

10.0%

International

193

151

27.9%

1,010

844

19.7%

Total

1,054

975

8.1%

5,609

5,026

11.6%

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" operations, serving Mexico and the US. Volaris 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 more than 110 and its fleet from four to 48 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 200 daily flight segments on routes that connect 35 cities in Mexico and 15 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 has received the ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for five consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com   

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

Media contact:
Cynthia Llanos / [email protected] / +52-1-55-4577-0803

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