During 2016: Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried more than 29 million passengers​

In December 2016 Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried more than 2.6 million passengers.

Between January and December 2016, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) transported 29,479,948 passengers, a 4.2% increase from 2015. 

Bogota, January 24, 2017. In December, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) transported 2,629,433 passengers, an increase of 4.9% compared to December 2015. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 5.7%, while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (revenue passenger kilometers), increased 10.2%. The load factor for the month was 83.8%, an increase of 340 bps compared to the same period of 2015. 

Between January and December 2016, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) transported 29,479,948 passengers, a 4.2% increase with respect to 2015.Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 5.9%, while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (revenue passenger kilometers), increased 7.8%. The load factor for the year ended at 81.1%.

Domestic markets in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador

In December, the subsidiary airlines of Avianca Holdings transported within each of these markets a total of 1,518,526 travelers, an increase of 1.5% compared to December 2015. Capacity (ASKs) increased 0.5% while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 1.7%. The load factor for the month was 81.6%, an increase of 90 bps compared to the same period of 2015. 

International markets

In December, the affiliated airlines of Avianca Holdings transported 1,110,907 passengers on international routes, up 9.8% compared to December 2015. Capacity (ASKs) increased 7.0%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 12.4%. The load factor for the month was 84.3%, an increase of 400 bps when compared to the same period of 2015.

Operational Statistics Dec-16 Dec-15  Δ YOY 4Q 2016 4Q 2015 Δ YOY YTD 2016 YTD 2015 Δ YOY
Avianca Holdings (Consolidated)  
PAX (K)1 2,629 2,507 4.9% 7,666 7,301 5.0% 29,480 28,290 4.2%
ASK (mm)2  4,222  3,994  5.7% 12,093  11,566 4.6%  47,145 44,513 5.9%
RPK (mm)3 3,536 3,210  10.2% 10,138  9,216 10.0% 38,233 35,478 7.8%
Load Factor4 83.8% 80.4% 3.4pp 83.8% 79.7%  4.1pp 81.1%  79.7%  1.4pp
Domestic Market  
PAX (K)1 1,519  1,496 1.5%  4,502 4,392 2.5%  17,623 17,054 3.3%
ASK (mm)2  826 822 0.7% 2,429 2,426 0.1% 9,879 9,723 1.6%
RPK (mm)3 674 663 1.7%  2,000 1,947 2.8% 7,842 7,531  4.1% 
Load Factor4 81.6% 80.7% 0.9pp 82.3%  80.2% 2.1pp 79.4% 77.5%  1.9pp
International Market  
PAX (K)1  1,111  1,011  9.8%  3,164 2,909 8.8% 11,857 11,236 5.5% 
ASK (mm)2 3,396 3,173 7.1% 9,663 9,140  5.7% 37,265 34,789 7.1%
RPK (mm)3 2,862  2,547 12.4% 8,138 7,270 11.9% 30,391 27,947 8.7%
Load Factor4  84.3%  80.3% 4.0pp 84.2% 79.5%  4.7pp 81.6% 80.3% 1.3pp

1PAX: Passengers carried

2ASKs: Available Seat Kilometers

3RPKs: Revenue Passenger Kilometers

4Load Factor:Represents utilized seating capacity

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About Avianca HoldingsS.A.

Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC:PFAVH) comprises the airlines: Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. Avianca (Avianca), Tampa Cargo S.A.S. , incorporated in Colombia, Aerolineas Galapagos S.A. - Aerogal, incorporated in Ecuador, and the TACA Group companies: TACA International Airlines S.A., incorporated in El Salvador, Lineas Aereas Costarricenses S.A., LACSA, incorporated in Costa Rica, Trans Américan Airlines S.A., incorporated in Perú, Servicios Aéreos Nacionales S.A., SANSA, incorporated in Costa Rica, Aerotaxis La Costeña S.A., incorporated in Nicaragua, Isleña de Inversiones S.A. de C.V., ISLEÑA, incorporated in Honduras and Aviateca S.A., incorporated in Guatemala.