- Passenger numbers:
- Domestic: 2.2 million, +9.2% year-on-year;
- Aeromexico: 250,900, +5.6%;
- Volaris: 97,100, +17%;
- Aeromexico Connect: 51,500, +94.3%;
- Interjet: 30,300, n/a;
- Vivaaerobus: 12,100, +147%;
- Foreign air carriers: 1.9 million, -2.8%;
Mexican domestic passenger numbers up 9.2% to 2.2 million in Apr-2012
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