Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris plans to grow capacity by 10-12% in the third quarter.
Growth in international available seat miles (ASMs) will drive this increase, says Volaris chief executive Enrique Beltranena in an earnings call today. International ASMs are expected to rise by 19-21% while domestic capacity is forecasted to grow 7-9%.
The second half of the year is historically the stronger half, notes Beltranena. The airline is maintaining its guidance for full-year capacity growth of 11-13%, he adds.
Volaris grew capacity 15% in the second quarter. Domestic ASMs rose 12% while international capacity was up 25%.
"Capacity growth was controlled and redeployed where needed," says Beltranena.