Avianca Holdings Reports Traffic Statistics for Its Airlines

BOGOTA, Colombia--()--From January to February 2014, the affiliated companies of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) carried 4,076,087 passengers, a 2.4% increase over the same period in 2013. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 5.2% while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (passenger revenue per kilometer flown), increased 1.6%, and the load factor increased to 79.4%.

In February, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings transported 1,909,016 passengers, up 2.3% compared to February 2013. Capacity (ASKs) increased 6.0% while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 1.5%. The load factor for the month was 77.3%.

Domestic markets in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador

From January to February 2014, the number of passengers carried by the subsidiary airlines of Avianca Holdings within the domestic markets of Colombia, Peru and Ecuador was 2,370,042, up 4.0% compared to the same period in 2013. Capacity (ASKs) in these markets increased 7.3%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 4.5%, and the load factor was 77.4%.

In February, the subsidiary airlines of Avianca Holdings transported within these markets a total of 1,132,406 travelers, up 4.0% compared to February 2013. Capacity (ASKs) increased 5.6%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 3.9%, and the load factor was 77.6%.

International markets

From January through February 2014, the number of passengers carried on international routes was 1,706,045, up 0.1% compared to the same period in 2013. Capacity (ASKs) grew 4.7% while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 0.9%, and the load factor increased to 79.9%.

In February, the affiliated airlines of Avianca Holdings transported 776,610 passengers on international routes. Capacity (ASKs) increased 6.1% while passenger traffic (RPKs) grew about 0.9%, and the load factor was 77.3%.

ASKs: Available Seat Kilometers

RPKs: Revenue Passenger Kilometers

The terms "Avianca Holdings" or "the Company" refer to the consolidated entity.

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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.

Contacts

Avianca Holdings S.A.
Communications and Corporate Affairs
Gilma Úsuga, (57+1) - 587 77 00 ext. 1711
Director of Communications Colombia, Europe
gilma.usuga@avianca.com; janeth.benitez@avianca.com
or
Claudia Arenas, (50+2) 2279-5700 (502) 2279-5600
International Director of Communications
claudia.arenas@avianca.com
or
Investor Relations
Andrés Felipe Ruíz Vesga, (57 +1) 587 77 00 ext. 2474
andres.ruiz@avianca.com

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Contacts

Avianca Holdings S.A.
Communications and Corporate Affairs
Gilma Úsuga, (57+1) - 587 77 00 ext. 1711
Director of Communications Colombia, Europe
gilma.usuga@avianca.com; janeth.benitez@avianca.com
or
Claudia Arenas, (50+2) 2279-5700 (502) 2279-5600
International Director of Communications
claudia.arenas@avianca.com
or
Investor Relations
Andrés Felipe Ruíz Vesga, (57 +1) 587 77 00 ext. 2474
andres.ruiz@avianca.com