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Azul Announces its Traffic Figures for Setembro 2018

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Azul S.A., “Azul,” (B3:AZUL4) (NYSE:AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities served and flight departures, announces today its preliminary traffic results for September 2018.

Consolidated passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 16.0% compared to September 2017 on a capacity increase (ASKs) of 16.1%. As a result, load factor remained flat at 83.2%. Domestic load factor was 82.6% and international was 85.0%.

“In the third quarter, consolidated RPKs increased 20.2% on a capacity increase of 19.3% year over year. We are very pleased with the current demand environment in Brazil, which continues to improve as we approach high season. We have just received our 18th A320neo, and couldn’t be more excited with the superior economics and revenue enhancing benefits of these aircraft,” says John Rodgerson, Azul’s CEO.

Year to date we continue to be the number one on-time airline in Brazil, with an on-time arrival rate of 87.1% according to FlightStats.

    Sep-18   Sep-17   % ∆   3Q18   3Q17   % ∆   YTD 2018   YTD 2017   % ∆
Total                                    
RPK (million)   1,948   1,679   16.0%   6,447   5,364   20.2%   17,994   15,379   17.0%
ASK (million)   2,342   2,017   16.1%   7,701   6,454   19.3%   21,928   18,794   16.7%
Load factor   83.2%   83.2%   +0.0 p.p.   83.7%   83.1%   +0.6 p.p.   82.1%   81.8%   +0.3 p.p.
Domestic                                    
RPK (million)   1,475   1,321   11.7%   4,740   4,148   14.3%   13,188   12,316   7.1%
ASK (million)   1,786   1,615   10.6%   5,748   5,084   13.1%   16,396   15,397   6.5%
Load factor   82.6%   81.8%   +0.8 p.p.   82.5%   81.6%   +0.9 p.p.   80.4%   80.0%   +0.4 p.p.
International                                    
RPK (million)   473   358   32.1%   1,707   1,216   40.4%   4,806   3,062   56.9%
ASK (million)   557   402   38.4%   1,953   1,370   42.6%   5,531   3,397   62.9%
Load factor   85.0%   89.1%   -4.1 p.p.   87.4%   88.8%   -1.4 p.p.   86.9%   90.2%   -3.3 p.p.
                                     
This press release was sourced from Azul on 05-Oct-2018.