Grupo Aeromexico Reports an Increase in Demand in February 2013
MEXICO CITY, March 22, 2013
MEXICO CITY, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V.
("Aeromexico") (BMV: AEROMEX), the largest intercontinental airline in Mexico,
reports operating statistics for February, 2013.
Demand in February, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), increased
0.9% year-on-year. However, it is important to note that the month of
February had an extra day in 2012, which negatively impacted growth rate
calculation for that period. For comparison purposes, February 2013 growth was
4.5% year-on-year when adjusting for this effect in 2012.
The Company´s capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs),
increased 7.1% year on year. February's load factor was therefore 71.3%.
February YTD February
2013 2012 Var Var* 2013 2012 Var Var*
RPK's Itinerary + Charter
Domestic 646 707 -8.7% -5.4% 1,377 1,445 -4.7% -3.1%
International 1,021 945 8.0% 11.9% 2,319 2,195 5.6% 7.2%
Total 1,666 1,652 0.9% 4.5% 3,696 3,640 1.5% 3.2%
ASK's Itinerary + Charter
Domestic 936 972 -3.7% -0.3% 1,988 2,008 -1.0% 0.7%
International 1,406 1,214 15.8% 20.0% 3,071 2,758 11.4% 13.1%
Total 2,342 2,186 7.1% 11.0% 5,060 4,766 6.2% 7.9%
Load Factor (Itinerary) p.p. p.p.
Domestic 69.1 72.7 -3.7 69.3 72.0 -2.7
International 72.8 77.9 -5.1 75.8 79.6 -3.8
Total 71.3 75.6 -4.3 73.2 76.4 -3.2
Note: For comparison purpose, the Var* column eliminates the extra day in
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.
o"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.
o"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.
o"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.
About Grupo Aeromexico
Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. Ltd., is a holding company whose subsidiaries are
engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger
loyalty programs. It has a fleet of Boeing 777, 767, 737 and the latest models
of Embraer 145, 170 and 190. As of 2011, an important expansion plan began
that includes the incorporation of 20 new planes and properties over the next
24 months. In 2012, Aeromexico announced that it signed a letter of intent to
purchase 100 Boeing aircraft, 90 Boeing 737 MAX and 10 Boeing 787-9
Dreamliner, making it the largest investment program in Mexican aviation
Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City
International Airport. The Group's airlines operate more than 600 daily
flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and
South America, as well as Europe and Asia.
Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance
comprised of the following 19 airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air
Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern,
CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines,
Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM Romanian Air Transport,
Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Air. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers
a large global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved
connectivity. Passengers can accrue and redeem miles with the different
partners' loyalty programs and enjoy the convenience provided at 525 airport
lounges worldwide. SkyTeam offers its 552 million annual passengers more than
15,000 daily flights to 1,000 destinations in 187 countries.
SOURCE Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V.
Contact: Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V., +52(55)9132-4257,
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