In August 2016: Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried more than 2.5 million passengers

In August 2016, Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried 2,578,691 passengers, a 2.8% increase over the same period in 2015

Bogota, September 21, 2016. In August, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) transported 2,578,691 passengers, an increase of 2.8% compared to August 2015. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 2.8%, while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (revenue passenger kilometers), increased 4.8%. The load factor for the month was 83.4%, an increase of 160 bps compared to the same period of 2015.

Domestic markets in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador In August, the subsidiary airlines of Avianca Holdings transported within each of these markets a total of 1,533,847 travelers, an increase of 2.2% compared to August 2015. Capacity (ASKs) increased 0.7% while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 2.8%. The load factor for the month was 81.9%, an increase of 170 bps compared to the same period of 2015. 

International markets In August, the affiliated airlines of Avianca Holdings transported 1,044,844 passengers on international routes, up 3.6% compared to August 2015, Capacity (ASKs) increased 3.4%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 5.3%. The load factor for the month was 83.8%, an increase of 160 bps when compared to the same period of 2015.

Operational Statistics Aug.-16 Aug-15 YOY YTD 2016 YTD 2015 YOY
Avianca Holdings (Consolidated)
PAX (K)* 2,579 2,509 2.8% 19,395 18,689 3.8%
ASK (mm)** 4,052 3,941 2,8% 31,203 29,211 6,8%
RPK (mm)*** 3,379 3,224 4,8% 29,941 23,345 6,8%
Load Factor**** 83,4% 81,8% 1.6pp 79,9% 79,9% 0.0pp
Domestic Market
PAX (k)* 1,534 1,500 2,2% 11,669 11,265 3,6%
ASK (mm)** 835 830 0,7% 6,633 6,498 2,1%
RPK (mm)*** 684 666 2,8% 5,198 4,966 4,7%
Load Factor**** 81,9% 80,2% 1.7pp 78,4% 76,4% 2.0pp
International Market
PAX (k)* 1,045 1,009 3,6% 7,726 7,425 4,1%
ASK (mm)** 3,217 2,558 3,4% 24,570 22,712 8,2%
RPK (mm)*** 2,695 2,558 5,3% 19,742 18,379 7,4%
Load Factor**** 83,8% 82,2% 1.6pp 80,4% 80,9% -0.5pp  

*PAX: Passengers carried

**ASKs: Available Seat Kilometers

***RPKs: Revenue Passenger Kilometers

****Load Factor:Represents utilized seating capacity 

The terms "Avianca Holdings" or "the Company" refer to the consolidated entity The original source-language text of this announcement is the official, authoritative version, Translations are provided as an accommodation only, and should be cross-referenced with the source-language text, which is the only version of the text intended to have legal effect.

 

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.