17-Jan-2013 2:38 PM

Volaris expects USD1bn in revenue in 2013; pax up 44% to 7.8 million in 2012

Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena said the carrier expects to generate USD1 billion in revenue in 2013, through a 22% increase in passenger traffic and a 1% increase in load factors, as reported by CNN Expansion. On routes, Mr Beltranena said, "It is increasingly difficult to open or reach new destinations, this year the goal or challenge is to achieve greater connectivity than we already have." Mr Beltranena also said the carrier experienced a 44% increase in passenger numbers in 2012, to 7.8 million, and achieved an average load factor of 84%.