Porter Airlines releases January statistics

TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines completed January with a traffic increase of 0.8 per cent, representing passenger growth of 1.2 per cent for the month. Capacity grew by 4.7 per cent, which resulted in a load factor of 53.6%, a decline of 2.1 points from last year.

Figures for January show 116.9 million Available Seat Miles (ASMs) and 62.7 million Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), compared to 111.6 million ASMs and 62.2 million RPMs last year.

"These results are good for January, which is typically the slowest period of the entire calendar year," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Porter Escapes, our new leisure vacation package division, is receiving an excellent response from customers and is only beginning to contribute to increased passenger numbers as we expected. Ski trips to Mont Tremblant, Vermont and the Quebec City region are among the most popular options at the moment."

Traffic report

  January
  2013 2012 Change
RPMs
(millions)
62.7 62.2 +0.8%
ASMs
(millions)
116.9 111.6 +4.7%
Load factor 53.6% 55.7% -2.1 pts

About Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, and rated second in the world in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards Top Small Airlines category. 

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston, Washington (Dulles) and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Burlington, Vt. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.

 

SOURCE: Porter Airlines Inc.

For further information:

Media contact:
Brad Cicero
Porter Airlines
(416) 619-8593


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