Copa Holdings Announces Monthly Traffic Statistics for December 2012

     Copa Holdings Announces Monthly Traffic Statistics for December 2012

PR Newswire

PANAMA CITY, Jan. 9, 2013

PANAMA CITY, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA),
today released preliminary passenger traffic statistics for December 2012:

Operating Data        December  December  % Change FY       FY       % Change
                      2012      2011      (YOY)    2012     2011     (YOY)
Copa Holdings
(Consolidated)
ASM (mm) (1)         1,550.7   1,286.7   20.5%    16,566.6 13,352.3 24.1%
RPM (mm) (2)         1,181.8   975.3     21.2%    12,499.4 10,196.5 22.6%
Load Factor (3)      76.2%     75.8%     0.4p.p.  75.4%    76.4%    -0.9p.p.
International Service

ASM (mm) (1)         1,484.3   1,206.3   23.0%    15,821.9 12,365.4 28.0%
RPM (mm) (2)         1127.9    908.1     24.2%    11,914.7 9,441.9  26.2%
Load Factor (3)      76.0%     75.3%     0.7p.p.  75.3%    76.4%    -1.1p.p.
Domestic Service
ASM (mm) (1)         66.4      80.4      -17.4%   744.7    986.9    -24.5%
RPM (mm) (2)         54.0      67.2      -19.7%   584.6    754.6    -22.5%
Load Factor (3)      81.2%     83.6%     -2.3p.p. 78.5%    76.5%    2.0p.p.
1. Available seat miles - represents the aircraft seating capacity
multiplied by the number of miles the seats are flown.
2. Revenue passenger miles - represents the numbers of miles flown by
revenue passengers
3. Load factor - represents the percentage of aircraft seating capacity
that is actually utilized

For the month of December 2012, Copa Holdings' system-wide passenger traffic
(RPM) increased 21.2% year over year, while capacity increased 20.5%. As a
result, system load factor for December 2012 was 76.2%, a 0.4 percentage point
increase when compared to December 2011.

International passenger traffic grew 24.2%, while capacity increased 23.0%.
This resulted in a load factor of 76.0%, a 0.7 percentage point increase when
compared to December 2011. For the month, International capacity represented
95.7% of total capacity.

Domestic traffic, represented wholly by Colombian domestic service, decreased
19.7%, while capacity decreased 17.4%. As a result, domestic load factor for
the month decreased 2.3 percentage points to 81.2%. For the month, domestic
capacity represented 4.3% of total capacity.

Copa Holdings is a leading Latin American provider of passenger and cargo
services. The Company, through its operating subsidiaries, provides service
to 64 destinations in 29 countries in North, Central and South America and the
Caribbean with one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the industry,
consisting of 83 aircraft: 57 Boeing 737NG aircraft and 26 EMBRAER-190s. For
more information visit www.copaair.com.

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SOURCE Copa Holdings, S.A.

Website: http://www.copaair.com
Contact: Joseph Putaturo, Panama, Director-Investor Relations, (507) 304-2677
 
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