Avianca Holdings And Its Subsidiaries Carried Close To 2.3 Million Passengers In October 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia--()--In October, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) transported 2,278,973 passengers, up 9.6% compared to October 2013. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 8.2%, while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (revenue passenger kilometers), increased 6.7%. The load factor for the month was 79.2%.

Domestic markets in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador

In October, the subsidiary airlines of Avianca Holdings transported within these markets a total of 1,420,217 travelers, up 15.2% compared to October 2013. Capacity (ASKs) increased 16.5%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 12.5%. As a result, the load factor for the month was 76.9%.

International markets

In October, the affiliated airlines of Avianca Holdings transported 858,756 passengers on international routes, up 1.5% compared to October 2013. Capacity (ASKs) increased 5.9%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 5.1%. The load factor for the month was 79.8%.

Operational Statistics   Oct-14   Oct-13   Δ YOY   YTD 2014   YTD 2013   Δ YOY
Avianca Holdings (Consolidated)
PAX (K)1 2,279 2,079 9.6% 21,600 20,376 6.0%
ASK (mm)2 3,471 3,210 8.2% 33,937 32,135 5.6%
RPK (mm)3 2,748 2,576 6.7% 26,928 25,823 4.3%
Load Factor 4   79.2%   80.2%   -1.0 pp   79.3%   80.4%   -1.1 pp
Domestic Market
PAX (K)1 1,420 1,232 15.2% 12,831 11,836 8.4%
ASK (mm)2 791 679 16.5% 7,261 6,711 8.2%
RPK (mm)3 609 541 12.5% 5,584 5,179 7.8%
Load Factor 4   76.9%   79.7%   -2.8 pp   76.9%   77.2%   -0.3 pp
International Market
PAX (K)1 859 846 1.5% 8,768 8,540 2.7%
ASK (mm)2 2,680 2,531 5.9% 26,676 25,424 4.9%
RPK (mm)3 2,139 2,035 5.1% 21,344 20,645 3.4%
Load Factor 4   79.8%   80.4%   -0.6 pp   80.0%   81.2%   -1.2 pp

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 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 SA de CV ISLEÑA, incorporated in Honduras.

Contacts

Avianca Holdings S.A.
Communications and Corporate Affairs
Gilma Úsuga, (57+1) - 587 77 00 ext. 1670 - 1711
gilma.usuga@avianca.com; janeth.benitez@avianca.com
or
Claudia Arenas, (50+2) 2279-5700 (502) 2279-5600
claudia.arenas@avianca.com
or
Investor Relations
Andrés Felipe Ruíz Vesga, (57 +1) 587 77 00 ext. 2474
andres.ruiz@avianca.com

Contacts

Avianca Holdings S.A.
Communications and Corporate Affairs
Gilma Úsuga, (57+1) - 587 77 00 ext. 1670 - 1711
gilma.usuga@avianca.com; janeth.benitez@avianca.com
or
Claudia Arenas, (50+2) 2279-5700 (502) 2279-5600
claudia.arenas@avianca.com
or
Investor Relations
Andrés Felipe Ruíz Vesga, (57 +1) 587 77 00 ext. 2474
andres.ruiz@avianca.com