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Once again over a million monthly passengers: Viva Aerobus increased customers by 25% during October

Published Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Mexico City, November 5, 2019. - Viva Aerobus, Mexico´s ultra-low-cost carrier, achieved a 25% increase in the number of passengers corresponding to October compared to the same month of 2018, surpassing, for the fourth time in the year, the million monthly customers reaching a total above 1.07 million passengers and with a load factor of 88%.

“We continue to grow steadily with the support and confidence of the passengers, who are certain that with Viva they travel strategically: saving in their transport and in the youngest fleet in Mexico. We are headed to surpass our record of 10 million customers a year. In these first eight months, we have already achieved that more than 9.8 million people chose us as their flight option. This also repre-sents a 20% growth over last year,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus.

This 2019, Viva Aerobus has exceeded one million monthly passengers in June, July, August and, now, in October. These goals are proof of a successful business model that is committed to a sustained ex-pansion of routes, resulting in 23 newly incorporated routes this year; a fleet increase, characterized by the reception of 6 new aircraft this 2019; constant innovation, reflected in the new modality of flight bidding system and low prices.

In its monthly passenger figures report, for October 2019, Viva Aerobus also informs the following:

October 2019

  • In October 2019 the traffic of Viva Aerobus grew by 25%, compared to October 2018, reaching more than 1.07 million customers and with a load factor of 88%.
  • This month Viva Aerobus also increased its capacity, measured in available seat kilometers, by 30% compared to October 2018.

Year to Date (January - October 2019)

  • So far in 2019 (January-October), the traffic of Viva Aerobus increased by 20%, compared to the period January-October 2018, reaching more than 9.8 million passengers and with a load factor of 89%.
  • The capacity of Viva Aerobus measured in available seat kilometers, between January and October 2019, increased by 25% compared to the same period of 2018.

Concept October Year to Date
2019 2018 VAR 2019 2018 VAR
Passengers 1,075,136 856,295 25.56% 9,811,576 8,156,357 20.29%
Load Factor (RPK/ASK) 88.3% 90.0% -1.7 PP 89.0% 90.2 -1.2 PP
RPK's (millions) 1,190.1 928.6 28.16% 10,921.5 8,832.8 23.65%
ASK's (millions) 1,347.4 1,032.0 30.56% 12,274.7 9,794.8 25.32%


  • ASK (Available Seat Kilometers): Seat available for sale that flies 1 kilometer (regardless of whether it is occupied or not).
  • RPK (Revenue Passenger Kilometers): Indicates the total distance flown by passengers who paid for their transport in kilometers. It is the measure of the total traffic of passengers who paid for flying (excludes courtesies, employees, etc.).
  • Load Factor: Represents the percentage of reserved seats in an aircraft or fleet in a certain period of time.

About Viva Aerobus

Viva Aerobus is Mexico's low-cost airline. It started operations in 2006 and today operates the youngest Latin American fleet with 35 Airbus A320 in 118 non –stop routes (100 national and 18 international) to 47 destinations (36 national y 11 internationals). With a clear vision to give all people the opportunity to fly, Viva Aerobus has democratized the airline industry with the lowest rates in México and the lowest costs in Latin America, making their flights the best value offer. For more information please


Walfred Castro, Corporate Communication Director of Viva Aerobus -

Tarssis Dessavre, Account executive of PRoa Structura - – Tel. 55 5442 4642 - ext.26 / Cel. 55 2751 1709

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Monterrey International Airport. Terminal C, Miguel Aleman highway Km 24, Apodaca, NL, Mexico, C.P. 66600
Call Center
Mexico (Toll free) 81 82 150 150
United States +1 866 FLY VIVA (+1866 359 8482)