March 2016, Avianca carried 2.4 millon passengers

Bogotá, April 21, 2016 

In March 2016, Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried 2,402,705 passengers, a 5.9% increase over the same period in 2015

In March, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) transported 2,402,705 passengers, up 5.9% compared to March 2015. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 7.8%, while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (revenue passenger kilometers), increased 8.1%. The load factor for the month was 77.2%.

Domestic markets in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador

 In March, the subsidiary airlines of Avianca Holdings transported within these markets a total of 1,451,929 travelers, up 6.5% compared to March 2015. Capacity (ASKs) increased 2.3%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 7.6%. The load factor for the month was 76.8%.

International markets

In March, the affiliated airlines of Avianca Holdings transported 950,776 passengers on international routes, up 5.0% compared to March 2015, Capacity (ASKs) increased 9.4%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 8.2%. The load factor for the month was 77.3%. 

Operational Statistics Mar-16 Mar-15 Δ YOY 1Q 2016 1Q 2015 Δ YOY YTD 2016 YTD 2015 Δ YOY
Avianca Holdings (Consolidated)                  
PAX (K)1  2,403  2,269 5.9% 7,132 6,680 6.8% 7,132 6,680 6.8%
ASK (mm)2  3,910  3,627 7.8% 11,504 10,549 9.0% 11,504 10,549 9.0%
RPK (mm)3 3,017 2,792 8.1% 9,060 8,332 8.7% 9,060 8,332 8.7%
Load Factor4  77.2% 77.0% 0.2pp  78.8% 79.0% 0.2pp 78.8% 79.0% -0.2pp
Domestic Market                  
PAX (K)1  1,452 1,364 6.5% 4,309 4,008 7.5% 4,309 4,008 7.5%
ASK (mm)2  839 820 2.3% 2,480 2,375 4.4%  2,480  2,375 4.4% 
RPK (mm)3 644 599 7.6% 1,930  1,764  9.4% 1,930 1,764 9.4%
Load Factor4  76.8% 73.0% 3.8pp 77.8% 74.3% 3.5pp 77.8% 74.3%  3.5pp
International Market                  
PAX (K)1  951 905 5.0%  2,822 2,672  5.6% 2,822 2,672 5.6%
ASK (mm)2  3,071  2,806 9.4% 9,023 8,174 10.4% 9,023 8,174 10.4%
RPK (mm)3 2,373 2,193 8.2% 7,130 6,568 8.6% 7,130 6,568  8.6% 
Load Factor4  77.3% 78.1% -0.8pp  79.0%  80.4% -1.4pp 79.0% 80.4%  -1.4pp

1PAX: Passengers carried

2ASKs: Available Seat Kilometers

3RPKs: Revenue Passenger Kilometers

4 Load Factor:Represents utilized seating capacity

The terms "Avianca Holdings" or "the Company" refer to the consolidated entity

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About Avianca Holdings S.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.