Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried more than 2.6 million passengers

In August 2017, Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried 2,680,551 passengers, a 4.0% increase over the same period in 2016.
 

Bogota, September 11, 2017. In August, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) transported 2,680,551 passengers, an increase of 4.0% compared to August 2016. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 6.4%, while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (revenue passenger kilometers), increased 7.7%. The load factor for the month was 84.4%, an increase of 105 bps compared to the same period of 2016.

Domestic markets in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador

In August, the subsidiary airlines of Avianca Holdings transported within each of these markets a total of 1,560,845  travelers, up 1.8% compared to August  2016. Capacity (ASKs) decreased 2.3% while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 1.9%. The load factor for the month was 85.5%, an increase of 352 bps compared to the same period of 2016.

International markets

In August, the affiliated airlines of Avianca Holdings transported  1,119,706 passengers on international routes, up 7.2% compared to August 2016. Capacity (ASKs) increased 8.6%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 9.2%. The load factor for the month was 84.2%, an increase of 44 bps when compared to the same period of 2016.
 

Operational Statistics aug-17 aug-16 Δ YOY YTD 2017 YTD 2016 Δ YOY

Avianca Holdings (Consolidated)

           

PAX (K)1

 2,681

 2,579

4.0%

 20,654

 19,395

6.5%

ASK (mm)2

 4,310

 4,052

6.4%

 33,466

 31,203

7.3%

RPK (mm)3

 3,639

 3,379

7.7%

 27,705

 24,941

11.1%

Load Factor4

84.4%

83.4%

1.1pp

82.8%

79.9%

2.9pp

Domestic Market

   

PAX (K)1

 1,561

 1,534

1.8%

 12,040

 11,669

3.2%

ASK (mm)2

 816

 835

-2.3%

 6,523

 6,633

-1.7%

RPK (mm)3

 697

 684

1.9%

 5,344

 5,198

2.8%

Load Factor4

85.5%

81.9%

3.5pp

81.9%

78.4%

3.6pp

International Market

   

PAX (K)1

 1,120

 1,045

7.2%

8,614

7,726

11.5%

ASK (mm)2

 3,494

 3,217

8.6%

26,943

24,570

9.7%

RPK(mm)3

 2,942

 2,695

9.2%

22,361

19,742

13.3%

Load Factor4

84.2%

83.8%

0.4pp

83.0%

80.4%

2.6pp

1PAX: Passengers carried

2ASKs: Available Seat Kilometers

3RPKs: Revenue Passenger Kilometers

4Load 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.

On May 1, 2017, Avianca Holdings S.A. (“Avianca”) filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2016 (the “Form 20-F”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

In compliance with the New York Stock Exchange rules, the Form 20-F is available on our website www.aviancaholdings.com/en/.  In addition, all shareholders of Avianca may request, free of charge, a hard copy of Avianca’s complete audited financial statements filed with the SEC. 

 

Press information:

Communications Directorate
Gilma Úsuga | +571 587 77 00 ext: 1670 and 1711 | gilma.usuga@avianca.com; janeth.benitez@avianca.com