Porter Airlines sets record May load factor

TORONTO, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines established a new high for May with a load factor of 60.5 per cent, one point higher than the previous year. Another monthly record was also set for passenger numbers, which improved to above 212,000, nearly 30,000 more year-over-year.

May results showed 129.7 million Available Seat Miles (ASMs), up 12.5 per cent from 115.3 million last year, and 78.5 million Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), up 14.4 per cent from 68.6 million last year.

"Business travel is strong at this time of year and we are also seeing leisure travel become a more consistent part of our regular passenger mix," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Competitive pricing and an emphasis on service continue to distinguish us in the minds of travellers."

Traffic report

  May
  2012 2011 Change
RPMs (millions) 78.5 68.6 +14.4%
ASMs (millions) 129.7 115.3 +12.5%
Load factor 60.5% 59.5% +1.0 pts
  YTD
RPMs (millions) 347.0 254.8 +36.2%
ASMs (millions) 588.6 476.7 +23.5%
Load factor 59.0% 53.5% +5.5 pts

About Porter Airlines

Founded in 2006, Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality and restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. 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, Porter is committed to providing a premium travel experience. Complimentary amenities include luxurious airport lounges, Starbucks coffee, premium snacks, and wine or beer onboard. 

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 (Logan), 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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