Air Canada Reports October Traffic

MONTREAL, Nov. 3, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of October, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 79.4 per cent, versus 80.3 per cent in October 2010, a decrease of 0.9 percentage points.  System traffic increased 2.0 per cent on a system-wide capacity increase of 3.2 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.

"For the month of October, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 79.4 per cent," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We experienced continued traffic increases in the domestic Canada, U.S., South Pacific-Latin America-Caribbean markets, and overall traffic growth system wide. I want to thank our employees for their focus on taking care of our customers and for safely transporting them to their destinations."


 
  October Year-To-Date
  2011 2010 Change 2011 2010 Change
Traffic (RPMs mln) 4,290 4,207 +2.0% 46,449 44,326 +4.8%
Capacity (ASMs mln) 5,405 5,238 +3.2% 56,575 53,817 +5.1%
Load Factor 79.4% 80.3% -0.9 pts 82.1% 82.4% -0.3 pts
               
Canada RPMs 1,308 1,287 +1.6% 13,570 13,490 +0.6%
ASMs         1,622 1,589 +2.1% 16,700 16,703 -%
LF 80.6% 81.0% -0.4 pts 81.3% 80.8% +0.5 pts
               
US
Transborder
RPMs 634 591 +7.3% 7,304 6,589 +10.9%
ASMs 833 807 +3.2% 9,302 8,660 +7.4%
LF 76.1%  73.2% +2.9 pts 78.5% 76.1% +2.4 pts
               
Atlantic RPMs 1,099 1,115 -1.4% 12,087 11,637 +3.9%
ASMs 1,444 1,431 +0.9% 14,704 13,826 +6.4%
LF 76.1%  77.9% -1.8 pts 82.2% 84.2% -2.0 pts
               
Pacific RPMs 841 838 +0.4% 8,260 7,774 +6.3%
ASMs 989 930 +6.3% 9,465 8,689 +8.9%
LF 85.0% 90.1% -5.1 pts 87.3% 89.5% -2.2 pts
               
Latin Amer
& Other
RPMs 408 376 +8.5% 5,228 4,836  +8.1%
ASMs 517 481 +7.5% 6,404 5,939 +7.8%
LF 78.9% 78.2% +0.7 pts 81.6%  81.4% +0.2 pts

SOURCE AIR CANADA

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