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PANAMA CITY, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA), today released preliminary passenger traffic statistics for August 2013:

Operating Data

August

August

% Change

YTD

YTD

% Change

2013

2012

(YOY)

2013

2012

(YOY)

Copa Holdings  (Consolidated)







  ASM (mm) (1)

1,656.3

1,469.0

12.7%

12,508.7

10,699.5

16.9%

  RPM (mm) (2)

1,277.7

1,083.7

17.9%

9,610.6

8,084.6

18.9%

  Load Factor (3)

77.1%

73.8%

3.4p.p.

76.8%

75.6%

1.3p.p.

International Service 







  ASM (mm) (1)

1,603.6

1,403.8

14.2%

12,071.7

10,206.2

18.3%

  RPM (mm) (2)

1,232.9

1,032.3

19.4%

9,270.1

7,699.7

20.4%

  Load Factor (3)

76.9%

73.5%

3.3p.p.

76.8%

75.4%

1.4p.p.

Domestic Service







  ASM (mm) (1)

52.7

65.3

-19.3%

437.0

493.3

-11.4%

  RPM (mm) (2)

44.7

51.4

-12.9%

340.6

384.9

-11.5%

  Load Factor (3)

85.0%

78.7%

6.2p.p.

77.9%

78.0%

-0.1p.p.

1.  Available seat miles - represents the aircraft seating capacity multiplied by the number of miles the seats are flown.

2.  Revenue passenger miles - represents the numbers of miles flown by revenue passengers

3.  Load factor  - represents the percentage of aircraft seating capacity that is actually utilized


For the month of August 2013, Copa Holdings' system-wide passenger traffic (RPM) increased 17.9% year over year, while capacity increased 12.7%.  As a result, system load factor for August 2013 was 77.1%, a 3.4 percentage point increase when compared to August 2012.

International passenger traffic grew 19.4%, while capacity increased 14.2%.  This resulted in a load factor of 76.9%, a 3.3 percentage point increase when compared to August 2012.  For the month, International capacity represented 96.8% of total capacity.

Domestic traffic, represented wholly by Colombian domestic service, decreased 12.9%, while capacity decreased 19.3%.  As a result, domestic load factor for the month increased 6.2 percentage points to 85.0%.  For the month, domestic capacity represented 3.2% of total capacity.

Copa Holdings is a leading Latin American provider of passenger and cargo services.  The Company, through its operating subsidiaries, provides service to 65 destinations in 29 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean with one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the industry, consisting of 89 aircraft: 63 Boeing 737NG aircraft and 26 EMBRAER-190s. For more information visit www.copaair.com.

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SOURCE Copa Holdings, S.A.

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