Air Canada Reports September Load Factor

MONTREAL, Oct. 6, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of September, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 84.7 per cent, versus 83.2 per cent in September 2013, representing an increase of 1.5 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 7.3 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for September increased 9.2 per cent. Air Canada reports 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 traffic growth of 9.2 per cent and a load factor of 84.7 per cent for the month of September," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "These strong traffic results on a capacity increase of 7.3 per cent for the month are a powerful indication of the effectiveness of our commercial strategy.  Load factor of 87.2 per cent for the third quarter was a record for the quarter as we continued to execute both our international growth plan and Air Canada rouge strategy. This year's Ipsos Reid Business Traveller Survey released in September confirms that Air Canada is the preferred airline for frequent business travellers by a continuingly growing margin across the country. I would like to thank our employees for taking good care of our customers and earning their loyalty while transporting them safely to their destinations."

 


September

Q3

Year-To-Date


2014

2013

Change

2014

2013

Change

2014

2013

Change

Traffic (RPMs mln)

5,545

5,078

+9.2%

18,565

16,728

+11.0%

47,525

43,908

+8.2%

Capacity (ASMs mln)

6,546

6,100

+7.3%

21,298

19,404

+9.8%

56,485

52,540

+7.5%

Load Factor

84.7%

83.2%

+1.5 pts

87.2%

86.2%

+1.0 pts

84.1%

83.6%

+0.5 pts












Canada

RPMs

1,587

1,484

+6.9%

5,417

5,070

+6.8%

13,472

12,846

+4.9%

ASMs

1,937

1,819

+6.5%

6,344

6,024

+5.3%

16,201

15,524

+4.4%

LF

81.9%

81.6%

+0.3 pts

85.4%

84.2%

+1.2 pts

83.2%

82.7%

+0.5 pts












US Transborder

RPMs

739

649

+13.9%

2,588

2,226

+16.3%

7,782

6,926

+12.4%

ASMs

930

849

+9.5%

3,073

2,726

+12.7%

9,396

8,658

+8.5%

LF

79.5%

76.4%

+3.1 pts

84.2%

81.7%

+2.5 pts

82.8%

80.0%

+2.8 pts












Atlantic

RPMs

1,857

1,627

+14.1%

6,028

5,057

+19.2%

12,916

11,353

+13.8%

ASMs

2,074

1,856

+11.7%

6,781

5,640

+20.2%

15,514

13,393

+15.8%

LF

89.6%

87.7%

+1.9 pts

88.9%

89.7%

-0.8 pts

83.3%

84.8%

-1.5 pts












Pacific

RPMs

1,086

1,029

+5.5%

3,460

3,340

+3.6%

9,409

9,078

+3.6%

ASMs

1,265

1,214

+4.2%

3,861

3,801

+1.6%

10,748

10,477

+2.6%

LF

85.8%

84.8%

+1.0 pts

89.6%

87.9%

+1.7 pts

87.5%

86.6%

+0.9 pts












Latin America & Caribbean

RPMs

276

289

-4.5%

1,072

1,035

+3.6%

3,946

3,705

+6.5%

ASMs

340

362

-6.1%

1,239

1,213

+2.1%

4,626

4,488

+3.1%

LF

81.1%

79.8%

+1.3 pts

86.5%

85.3%

+1.2 pts

85.3%

82.6%

+2.7 pts

The calculation of passenger load factor is based on whole figures and not on rounded millions.

About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 180 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2013 served more than 35 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 73 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,316 airports in 192 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers as Best Airline in North America in 2014 for the fifth consecutive year. For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com.

 

SOURCE Air Canada

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