In July 2019, capacity measured by ASMs (Available Seat Miles) increased by 17.1% vs last year, with demand measured by RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles) showing a significant increase of 17.2%. Volaris carried a record number of 2.0 M passengers in total (18.4% increase vs last year), with load factor at the same level vs last year to 88.8%.
The company carried 19.4 million customers across its broad global network, an all-time monthly record, including a record 700,094 passengers flown in a single day on July 8th.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has taken delivery of Africas first A320neo on lease from CDB Aviation, becoming the first African airline to operate the A320neo aircraft.
First Global Lessor to Place the Aircraft Type with an African Airline
The Air FranceKLM Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 60 A220-300 aircraft to modernise its fleet. By acquiring the industrys most efficient and technologically advanced single-aisle aircraft, the airline will benefit from a significant reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions. These A220s are intended to be operated by Air France.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited and Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the delivery of the milestone Dash 8-400 aircraft bearing serial number 4600 on Friday, July 26.The aircraft is also the 25th Dash 8-400 aircraft delivered to Ethiopian Airlines.
Indonesian carrier Lion Air has received its first A330-900, becoming the first airline from the Asia-Pacific region to fly the A330neo. The aircraft is on lease from BOC Aviation and is the first of 10 A330neos set to join the airlines fleet.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on European governments and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to make urgent improvements to European air traffic management. The priority should be to cut carbon emissions and address the unnecessary costs and flight delays suffered by passengers from inefficient airspace routes and bottlenecks.
New jetliners are provided with sustainable jet fuel
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 1.7% increase in traffic on a 1.9% increase in capacity compared to June 2018. Load factor decreased 0.1 points to 88.2%.