In September 2016 Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried more than 2.4 million passengers

In September 2016, Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried 2,419,235 passengers, a 5.2% increase over the same period in 2015

Bogota, October 20, 2016. In September, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) transported 2,419,235 passengers, an increase of 5.2% compared to September 2015. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 3.0%, while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (revenue passenger kilometers), increased 8.1%. The load factor for the month was 81.9%, an increase of 380 bps compared to the same period of 2015. 

Domestic markets in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador In September, the subsidiary airlines of Avianca Holdings transported within each of these markets a total of 1,451,213 travelers, an increase of 3.9% compared to September 2015. Capacity (ASKs) increased 2.2% while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 4.0%. The load factor for the month was 78.8%, an increase of 140 bps compared to the same period of 2015.

International markets In September, the affiliated airlines of Avianca Holdings transported 968,022 passengers on international routes, up 7.2% compared to September 2015, Capacity (ASKs) increased 3.2%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 9.3%. The load factor for the month was 82.8%, an increase of 460 bps when compared to the same period of 2015.

Operational Statistics Sep-16  Sep-15 Δ YOY 3Q 2016 3Q 2015 Δ YOY YTD 2016 YTD 2015 Δ YOY
Avianca Holdings (Consolidated)                  
PAX (K)1 2,419 2,300 5.2% 7,609 7,373 3.2% 21,814  20,989 3.9%
ASK (mm)2   3,849 3,736 3.0% 11,973 11,618 3.1% 35,052 32,947 6.4% 
RPK (mm)3 3,154  2,917 8.1% 9,997 9,441 5.9% 5.9% 26,262 7.0% 
Load Factor4 81.9% 78.1% 3.8pp 83.5% 81.3% 2.2pp 80.2% 79.7% 0.5pp 
Domestic Market                  
PAX (K)1  1,451 1,397 3.9% 4,517 4,427 2.0% 13,120 12,662 3.6% 
ASK (mm)2  816 799 2.2% 2,485 2,462 0.9% 7,450 7,297 2.1% 
RPK (mm)3  644 619 4.0% 2,016 1,965 2.6% 5,842 5,585 4.6% 
Load Factor4  78.8% 77.4% 1.4pp 81.1% 79.8% 1.3pp 78.4% 76.5% 1.9pp 
International Market                  
PAX (K)1  968 903 7.2% 3,092 2,946 4.9% 8,694 8,327 4.4% 
ASK (mm)2  3,032 2,937 3.2% 9,487 9,156 3.6% 27,602 25,649 7.6% 
RPK (mm)3 2,510 2,298 9.3% 7,981 7,477 6.7% 22,253 20,677 7.6% 
Load Factor4  82.8% 78.2% 4.6pp 84.1% 81.7% 2.4pp 80.6% 80.6% 0.0pp 

1PAX: Passengers carried
2ASKs: Available Seat Kilometers
3RPKs: Revenue Passenger Kilometers
4 Load 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,