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Azul Reports April 2019 Traffic

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 April 2019.

Consolidated passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 15.5% compared to April 2018 on a capacity increase (ASKs) of 11.5% resulting in a load factor of 84.4%, an increase of 3.0 p.p. compared to the same period in 2018.

Domestic passenger traffic increased 23.5% on a 17.3% increase in capacity resulting in a load factor of 83.7%, 4.2 percentage points higher than April 2018. International load factor was 86.9%.

"April was a great month for us and we continue to see a positive demand trend in the Brazilian market. Our fleet transformation strategy is on track with 26 A320neos currently flying across our network. We couldn't be more excited with the growth opportunities that lie ahead of us. We will continue to focus on executing on our margin expansion plan which is centered on the addition of larger and more fuel-efficient aircraft to our fleet that have a significant lower seat cost", says John Rodgerson, Azul's CEO. 

 

Apr-19

Apr-18

% ∆

YTD 19

YTD 18

% ∆

Total

           

RPK (million)

2,165

1,874

15.5%

8,974

7,764

15.6%

ASK (million)

2,564

2,301

11.5%

10,876

9,466

14.9%

Load factor

84.4%

81.4%

+3.0 p.p.

82.5%

82.0%

+0.5 p.p.

Domestic

           

RPK (million)

1,695

1,372

23.5%

6,886

5,730

20.2%

ASK (million)

2,024

1,726

17.3%

8,365

7,118

17.5%

Load factor

83.7%

79.5%

+4.2 p.p.

82.3%

80.5%

+1.8 p.p.

International

           

RPK (million)

470

501

-6.2%

2,088

2,035

2.6%

ASK (million)

541

575

-5.9%

2,511

2,348

6.9%

Load factor

86.9%

87.2%

-0.3 p.p.

83.2%

86.7%

-3.5 p.p.a

This press release was sourced from Azul on 07-May-2019.