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Mexico: Volaris Nears Three Million Passengers in December 2022 and Continues to Recover

A Volaris Airbus A320 taxiing at the carrier’s hub at Tijuana International Airport in Mexico. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Albert Kuan)

Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline operating in Mexico, the United States, and Central and South America, released its preliminary traffic results for December 2022.

Volaris carried 2.9 million passengers during the month, an increase of 13.9% compared to December 2021. Breaking down demand into the domestic and international markets, the former increased by 13.3% and the latter by 26.1%. This shows that the Mexican domestic market had almost recovered its pre-pandemic levels before the end of last year, while the international market still had a lot of growth ahead of it.

According to the company, in December 2022, its capacity (measured in ASMs) increased 18.5% year-on-year, while demand rose 16.9%. As a result, the airline’s load factor declined by 1.2 percentage points to 84.7%. For the full year, Volaris’ capacity increased by 25.6% and its load factor grew 0.9 percentage points to 85.6%.

Commenting on these results, Enrique Beltranena, Volaris’ President and CEO, said: “Traffic in December was solid and booking curves remain firm. We continue to expect passenger growth to be in line with our capacity growth plan. At the end of the month, we were impacted by winter storm Elliott, which disrupted our operations for three days. However, as a result of our team’s hard work, the company was able to quickly regain full operations and respond promptly to our affected customers.”


This article was originally published by Rainer Nieves Dolande on Aviacionline in syndication with AirlineGeeks.


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