Avianca Holdings Reports Traffic Statistics for Its Airlines
BOGOTA, Colombia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In 2013, Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) affiliated airlines carried 24,625,062 passengers, a 6.6% increase over the same period in 2012. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 6.1% while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (passenger revenue per kilometer flown), increased 7.3%, as a result the load factor for the year increased from 79.6% in 2012 to 80.5% in 2013.
In December, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings (AVH) transported 2,159,221 passengers, up 4.8% compared to December 2012. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 2.9% while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (passenger revenue per kilometer flown), increased 5.4%. The load factor for the month was 81.3%.
Domestic markets in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador
From January through December 2013, the number of passengers carried by the affiliated companies of Avianca Holdings within the domestic markets of Colombia, Peru and Ecuador was 14,292,302 up 7.8% compared to 2012. Capacity (ASK) in these markets increased 13.6%, while passenger traffic (RPK) increased 10.1%, as a result the load factor was 77.6%.
In December, the subsidiary airlines of Avianca Holdings transported within these markets a total of 1,226,736 travelers, up 7.4% compared to December 2012. Capacity (ASK) increased 7.3%, while passenger traffic (RPK) increased 9.0%, as a result the load factor was 78.9%.
From January through December 2013, the number of passengers carried on international routes was 10,332,760, up 5.0% compared to 2012. Capacity (ASK) grew 4.2% while passenger traffic (RPK) increased 6.6%, as a result the load factor increased to 81.2%.
In December, the affiliated airlines of Avianca Holdings transported 932,485 passengers on international routes, up 1.6% compared to 2012. Capacity (ASK) increased 1.9% while passenger traffic (RPK) grew 4.5%, as a result the load factor climbed to 81.8%.
ASKs: Available Seat Kilometers
RPKs: Revenue Passenger Kilometers
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*About Avianca Holdings S.A. Avianca Holdings S.A. (BVC:PFAVH) is integrated by the airlines: Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. Avianca (Avianca), Tampa Cargo SA incorporated in Colombia, Aerolineas Galapagos SA Aerogal incorporated in Ecuador, and the TACA Group companies: TACA International Airlines SA, incorporated in El Salvador, Lineas Aereas Costarricenses SA, LACSA, incorporated in Costa Rica, Transamérican Airlines SA TACA Perú incorporated in Perú, Servicios Aéreos Nacionales SA, SANSA incorporated in Costa Rica, Aerotaxis La Costeña SA, incorporated in Nicaragua and Isleña de Inversiones CA de CV ISLEÑA incorporated in Honduras.
Avianca Holdings S.A.
Communications and Corporate Affairs
Gilma Úsuga, (57+1) - 587 77 00 ext. 1711
Director of Communications Colombia, Europe
Claudia Arenas, (50+2) 2279-5700, (502) 2279-5600
International Director of Communications
Andrés Felipe Ruíz Vesga, (57 +1) 587 77 00 ext. 2474
Source: Avianca Holdings S.A.Copyright Business Wire 2014