Azul Reports January 2020 Traffic

Consolidated passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 29.1% compared to January 2019 on a capacity increase (ASKs) of 26.5%, resulting in a load factor of 85.2%, 1.7 percentage points higher than the same period in 2019. Domestic load factor was 84.4% and international load factor was 87.8%.

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 January 2020.

Consolidated passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 29.1% compared to January 2019 on a capacity increase (ASKs) of 26.5%, resulting in a load factor of 85.2%, 1.7 percentage points higher than the same period in 2019. Domestic load factor was 84.4% and international load factor was 87.8%. 

“We began the year with an impressive growth of 29% in passenger demand, resulting in higher load factors both in our domestic and international markets. Thanks to the unique connectivity and size of our network, we are able to stimulate demand and strengthen our routes each time we replace an older generation aircraft with a larger, more fuel-efficient plane. We are entering the fourth year of our fleet transformation plan and I couldn’t be more excited about the results we are seeing”, said John Rodgerson, CEO of Azul.

Jan-2020

Jan-2019

% ?

Total

RPK (million)

3,323

2,574

29.1%

ASK (million)

3,899

3,081

26.5%

Load factor

85.2%

83.5%

+1.7 p.p.

Domestic

RPK (million)

2,465

1,922

28.3%

ASK (million)

2,922

2,333

25.2%

Load factor

84.4%

82.4%

+2.0 p.p.

International

RPK (million)

858

652

31.5%

ASK (million)

977

749

30.5%

Load factor

87.8%

87.1%

+0.7 p.p.