Grupo Aeromexico Reports 1 million 215 Thousand Passengers in January 2013
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B de C.V. (“Aeromexico”) (BMV: AEROMEX), the largest intercontinental airline in Mexico, reports operating statistics for January, 2013.
Grupo Aeromexico transported 1 million 215 thousand passengers in January; a 1% year-on-year increase. International passengers grew 6.2% while domestic passengers decreased 1.2%.
The Company’s demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), increased 2.1% and capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs), increased 5.3% year on year. January’s load factor was therefore 74.8%.
January ------- 2013 2012 Var ---- ---- --- RPK's Itinerary + Charter (Millions) Domestic 731 737 -0.9% International 1,298 1,250 3.8% Total 2,029 1,988 2.1% ASK's Itinerary + Charter (Millions) Domestic 1,052 1,036 1.6% International 1,665 1,544 7.8% Total 2,718 2,580 5.3% Load Factor (Itinerary) p.p. Domestic 69.5 71.3 -1.8 International 78.3 81.0 -2.7 Total 74.8 77.1 -2.2 Passengers Itinerary + Charter ('000) Domestic 834 844 -1.2% International 380 358 6.2% Total 1,215 1,202 1.0%
According to the latest report published by the DGAC (Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil – Mexico’s National Aviation Authority), Grupo Aeromexico had 35% of the domestic market and 14% of the international market in the month of December, 2012. For the full year, Grupo Aeromexico had 26% of the total market, with 38% of the domestic market and 14% of the international market.
Market Share (Passengers Itinerary + Charter) December YTD December -------- ------------ 2012 2011 Var 2012 2011 Var ---- ---- --- ---- ---- --- Domestic 35% 37% -2.8 38% 40% -2.4 International 14% 14% -0.4 14% 14% 0.1 Total 24% 25% -1.6 26% 27% -0.9
DGAC’s market share data is based on its Air Carrier Operational Statistics reports, which are published within one month of Grupo Aeromexico’s operational statistics.
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 comparison year-over-year will be an indicator of similar performance in the future.
- “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.
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 history.
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.