Volaris, an LCC serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reported that during December 2016 and full year 2016, it increased total capacity, as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs), by 21.6% and 18.9% year over year, respectively.

Total demand, as measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), for December 2016 and full year 2016 increased 19.5% and 23.9% YoY, respectively.

Volaris transported a total of 1.5 million passengers during the month of December, an increase of 21.3% YoY. The full year 2016, Volaris transported over 15 million passengers, an increase of 25.2% YoY.

In 2016, Volaris increased domestic and international ASMs by 17.8% and 21.4%, respectively. Network load factor for the year 2016 reached 85.8%, an increase of 3.5 points YoY.

SMBC Aviation Capital (SMBC Aviation) announced that it has delivered an Airbus A321-200 aircraft bearing manufacturer’s serial number 7368 to Volaris.

The airline also announced that during December 2016, Volaris launched one domestic route (Tijuana – Toluca) and two international routes (Denver – Monterrey and Guatemala – San Jose, Costa Rica).

Volaris now operates a strong fleet of 69 Airbus A320 family aircraft.