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10/10/1017 - In September 2017 Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried more than 2,1 million passengers

Oct 10, 2017

In September 2017, Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried 2,189,771 passengers, a 9.5% decrease

Bogota, October 11, 2017. In September, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) transported 2,189,771 passengers, a decrease of 9.5% compared to September 2016. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), decreased 3.2%, while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (revenue passenger kilometers), contracted 1.8%. The load factor for the month was 83.1%, an decrease of 118 bps compared to the same period of 2016.

Domestic markets in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador
In September, the subsidiary airlines of Avianca Holdings transported within each of these markets a total of 1,220,447 travelers, down 15.9% compared to same period of 2016. Capacity (ASKs) decreased 17.0% while passenger traffic (RPKs) decreased 14.0%. The load factor for the month was 81.7%, an increase of 284 bps compared to the same month of 2016.

International markets
In September, the affiliated airlines of Avianca Holdings transported 969,324 passengers on international routes, up 0.1% compared to same period  of 2016. Capacity (ASKs) increased 0.5%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 1.3%. The load factor for the month was 83.5%, an increase of 67 bps when compared to September of 2016.
 

Operational Statistics

sep-17

sep-16

Δ YOY

2Q 2017

2Q 2016

Δ YOY

YTD 2017

YTD 2016

Δ YOY

Avianca Holdings (Consolidated)

                 

PAX (K)1

2,190

2,419

-9.5%

7,617

7,609

0.1%

22,844

21,814

4.7%

ASK (mm)2

3,724

3,849

-3.2%

12,389

11,973

3.5%

37,190

35,052

6.1%

RPK (mm)3

3,096

3,154

-1.8%

10,483

9,997

4.9%

30,800

28,094

9.6%

Load Factor4

83.1%

81.9%

1.2pp

84.6%

83.5%

1.1pp

82.8%

80.2%

2.7pp

Domestic Market

                 

PAX (K)1

1,220

1,451

-15.9%

4,364

4,517

-3.4%

13,261

13,120

1.1%

ASK (mm)2

678

816

-17.0%

2,300

2,485

-7.4%

7,200

7,450

-3.3%

RPK (mm)3

553

644

-14.0%

1,951

2,016

-3.2%

5,897

5,842

0.9%

Load Factor4

81.7%

78.8%

2.8pp

84.8%

81.1%

3.7pp

81.9%

78.4%

3.5pp

International Market

                 

PAX (K)1

969

968

0.1%

3,253

3,092

5.2%

9,583

8,694

10.2%

ASK (mm)2

3,047

3,032

0.5%

10,089

9,487

6.3%

29,990

27,602

8.7%

RPK (mm)3

2,542

2,510

1.3%

8,532

7,981

6.9%

24,903

22,253

11.9%

Load Factor4

83.5%

82.8%

0.7pp

84.6%

84.1%

0.5pp

83.0%

80.6%

2.4pp

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 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.

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

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