Azul Reports October 2019 Traffic

Azul S.A., (B3: AZUL4,NYSE: AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities served and flight departures, announces today its preliminary traffic results for October 2019.

Consolidated passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 36.3% compared to October 2018 on a capacity increase (ASKs) of 33.3%, resulting in a load factor of 84.2%, an increase of 1.8 percentage points compared to the same period in 2018. Domestic load factor was 83.9% and international load factor was 85.4%.

“In September we continued to demonstrate our ability to match capacity with demand by growing more than 30% while maintaining high load factors. We received our 32nd A320neo and are very excited with the delivery of our first E915-E2, both of which are key drivers of our margin expansion going forward,” says John Rodgerson, Azul’s CEO.

Oct-19

Oct-18

% ?

YTD 19

YTD 18

% ?

Total

 

RPK (million)

 

2,667

1,957

36.3%

24,528

19,951

22.9%

ASK (million)

 

3,167

2,376

33.3%

29,349

24,304

20.8%

Load factor

84.2%

82.4%

+1.8 p.p.

83.6%

82.1%

+1.5 p.p.

 

Domestic

 

RPK (million)

 

2,117

1,511

40.1%

18,752

14,699

27.6%

ASK (million)

 

2,523

1,851

36.3%

22,611

18,247

23.9%

Load factor

83.9%

81.6%

+2.3 p.p.

82.9%

80.6%

+2.3 p.p.

 

International

 

RPK (million)

 

550

446

23.3%

5,776

5,252

10.0%

ASK (million)

 

644

526

22.6%

6,738

6,057

11.2%

Load factor

85.4%

84.9%

+0.5 p.p.

85.7%

86.7%

-1.0 p.p.