Air Canada Reports Record July Load Factor

Published on : Thursday, August 7, 2014

air-canadaFor the month of July, Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 86.7 per cent, versus 85.6 per cent in July 2013, an increase of 1.1 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 11.4 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for July increased 12.7 per cent. Air Canadareports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including Air Canada rougeTM,

 

 

which began operations on July 1, 2013, and regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.

 

“I am pleased to report a record load factor of 86.7 per cent for the month of July on a capacity increase of 11.4 per cent year over year,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “System wide, traffic grew 12.7 per cent, led by significant growth in the U.S. transborder and Atlantic markets. This is the fourth consecutive month Air Canada has set new records system-wide for passengers boarded.

 

 

These strong traffic results demonstrate that we are effectively executing on both our international growth plan and on our Air Canada rouge leisure strategy.  We continue to build Toronto Pearson into a truly global hub for customers travelling between the United States and our international network, and on July 1 we inaugurated the only non-stop service betweenToronto and Tokyo-Haneda with convenient daytime flights within easy access to downtown Tokyo.

 

 

For the fifth year in a row, Air Canada was selected as Best Airline inNorth America in the annual Skytrax survey of global travellers.  I would like to thank our employees whose professionalism and dedication is recognized with this distinction that places us among the best airlines in the world.”

 

July    Year to Date
2014    2013    Change    2014    2013    Change
Traffic (RPMs mln)    6,374    5,654    +12.7%    35,334    32,835    +7.6%
Capacity (ASMs mln)    7,354    6,603    +11.4%    42,540    39,739    +7.0%
Load Factor    86.7%    85.6%    +1.1 pts    83.1%    82.6%    +0.5 pts
Canada    RPMs    1,866    1,734    +7.6%    9,921    9,510    +4.3%
ASMs    2,197    2,094    +4.9%    12,055    11,594    +4.0%
LF    84.9%    82.8%    +2.1 pts    82.3%    82.0%    +0.3 pts
US

 
Transborder    RPMs    921    775    +18.8%    6,113    5,475    +11.7%
ASMs    1,071    934    +14.7%    7,392    6,866    +7.7%
LF    86.0%     82.9%    +3.1 pts    82.7%    79.7%    +3.0 pts
Atlantic    RPMs    2,026    1,670    +21.3%    8,915    7,965    +11.9%
ASMs    2,347    1,873    +25.3%    11,080    9,625    +15.1%
LF    86.3%    89.2%    -2.9 pts    80.5%    82.8%    -2.3 pts
Pacific    RPMs    1,167    1,112    +4.9%    7,117    6,850    +3.9%
ASMs    1,286    1,287    -0.1%    8,173    7,963    +2.6%
LF    90.7%     86.4%    +4.3 pts    87.1%     86.0%    +1.1 pts
Latin America &

 
Caribbean    RPMs    394    364    +8.2%    3,268    3,034    +7.7%
ASMs    453    416    +8.9%    3,840    3,692    +4.0%
LF    87.0%     87.6%    -0.6 pts    85.1%    82.2%    +2.9 pts
 

Source:- Air Canada

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