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Viva Aerobus registered nearly 730 thousand passengers in September 2020, 2° airline with the highest number of passengers in the month

Published Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Mexico City, October 7, 2020. - Viva Aerobus, Mexico´s ultra-low-cost carrier, reports nearly 730 thousand passengers during September 2020, this represents an increase of 12% compared to last August; thus, being the second airline with the highest number of passengers this month.

During September, Viva operated 94 routes offering a capacity of 87% vs. September 2019, measured in Avail-able Seat Kilometers (ASKs).

Moreover, in this period, Viva began operating the new nonstop flights from Mexico City to Veracruz, La Paz and San Antonio. Likewise, it had a load factor of 80% which, although it was 5 percentage points less than last year, it was the highest in the Mexican industry.

The airline achieved the highest growth in the sector when considering the increase in passengers in Septem-ber 2020 compared to the previous month. What´s more, it presented one of the most solid reactivations, in order to reach 2019 figures, based on an orderly and responsible strategy that has resulted in the continuous preference of passengers for a service that takes care of their well-being and flight needs, adhering to the strict prevention and hygiene protocols issued by the competent authorities.

As a result of this reactivation, Viva also informed that during October it operates 97 routes. Additionally, it has already announced 19 new nonstop flights on the way to the new normal: 13 domestic within Mexico and 6 international.

From Monterrey, Viva has already announced the new routes to San Antonio and Dallas Fort Worth (DFW); from Cancun to Aguascalientes and San Luis Potosi; and from Mexico City to Acapulco, Ciudad Obregon, Cam-peche, Ciudad del Carmen, Chetumal, Durango, La Paz, Los Mochis, Tampico, Veracruz, Dallas Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Houston and San Antonio.

Compared to September 2019, the number of passengers implied a decrease of 24.6% as a result of the ef-fects of the current pandemic on flights demand.

Regarding the accumulated total for the year (January-September 2020), Viva Aerobus reported nearly 5.2 million passengers and an average load factor of 81.3%. These results, compared to the same period 2019, implied a decrease of 40.7% in terms of passengers and a decrease of 7.9 percentage points in the load factor.

Concept September Year to Date
2020 2019 VAR 2020 2019 VAR
Passengers 729,978 969,162 -24.68% 5,178,222 8,733,085 -40.71%
Load Factor (RPK/ASK) 80.0% 85.1% -5.00 PP 81.3% 89.2% -7.9 PP
RPK's (millions) 864.4 1,061.9 -18.60% 5,989.9 9,707.6 -38.30%
ASK's (millions) 1,080.3 1,248.4 -13.47% 7,366.6 10,886.8 -32.33%


  • Passengers: People who purchased their plane ticket to fly during the month referred in the report, regardless whether or not if they flew.
  • 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.

About Viva Aerobus

Viva Aerobus is Mexico's ultra-low-cost airline. It started operations in 2006 and today it operates the youngest Latin American fleet with 39 Airbus A320. 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 infor-mation please visit:

Press Contacts:

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)