Mexican low-cost carrier Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB de CV (NYSE: VLRS) (BMV: VOLAR) said that the total number of its booked passengers in September 2013 reached 697,000 a 23.9% increase compared to the same period in 2012.
Volaris´ demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Miles increased 19.6% year-on-year in September 2013.
The carrier registered a load factor of 81.0% in September 2013, a 1.7 percentage point increase year-on-year.
In September 2013, as a result of adverse weather conditions and airport closures in connection with Hurricane “Ingrid” and Tropical Storm “Manuel,” Volaris canceled 18 flights, delayed more than 145 flights, and more than 2,200 passengers were unable to fly as scheduled and were re-accommodated on later flights.
The storms impacted 13 states in Mexico, resulting in a decline in bookings for the period. Volaris worked in coordination with the federal, state, and local authorities to assist people that were stranded inAcapulco due to the storms, transporting more than 1,600 customers on 11 humanitarian aid flights free of charge on the Acapulco -Mexico City route, which it does not operate regularly.
Since beginning operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from 5 to 88 and its fleet from 4 to 43 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 200 daily flight segments on routes that connect 33 cities in Mexico and 11 cities in the United States with the youngest aircraft fleet in Mexico.
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