Air Canada Reports August Traffic Results

Traffic increased 10.1 per cent for the month, leading to all-time record month of passengers served in Air Canada's history

MONTREAL, Sept. 3, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of August, Air Canada reported a system-wide capacity increase of 10.4 per cent and a load factor of 89.6 per cent in line with last year's record August load factor of 89.8 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for August increased 10.1 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity and Air Canada rouge®.

"I am extremely pleased to report strong traffic growth of 10.1 per cent for the month of August, a month during which we served 4.2 million customers, more than any month in Air Canada's 78-year history," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Air Canada generated greater traffic in all markets resulting in a load factor of 89.6 per cent in line with last year's all-time record.  These strong results demonstrate the effectiveness of our commercial strategy focusing on international growth. The impact of the economic slowdown in Western Canada is more than offset by strong demand in U.S. and overseas markets resulting in a 9.9 per cent traffic growth year-to-date compared to last year. I would like to thank our customers for choosing Air Canada as their preferred carrier and our employees for taking care of them and transporting them safely to their destination."


August

Year to Date


2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Traffic (RPMs mln)

7,315

6,645

+10.1%

46,140

41,980

+9.9%

Capacity (ASMs mln)

8,165

7,398

+10.4%

54,702

49,939

+9.5%

Load Factor

89.6%

89.8%

-0.2 pts

84.3%

84.1%

+0.2 pts









Canada

RPMs

2,057

1,964

+4.7%

12,307

11,884

+3.6%

ASMs

2,346

2,210

+6.2%

14,711

14,264

+3.1%

LF

87.7%

88.8%

-1.1 pts

83.7%

83.3%

+0.4 pts









US
Transborder

RPMs

1,074

928

+15.7%

8,129

7,043

+15.4%

ASMs

1,234

1,072

+15.1%

9,716

8,466

+14.8%

LF

87.1%

86.6%

+0.5 pts

83.7%

83.2%

+0.5 pts









Atlantic

RPMs

2,386

2,145

+11.2%

12,500

11,059

+13.0%

ASMs

2,626

2,361

+11.2%

14,949

13,440

+11.2%

LF

90.9%

90.9%

0 pts

83.6%

82.3%

+1.3 pts









Pacific

RPMs

1,347

1,206

+11.7%

9,105

8,323

+9.4%

ASMs

1,454

1,310

+11.0%

10,527

9,483

+11.0%

LF

92.7%

92.1%

+0.6 pts

86.5%

87.8%

-1.3 pts









Latin America & Caribbean

RPMs

451

402

+12.2%

4,099

3,671

+11.7%

ASMs

505

445

+13.5%

4,799

4,286

+12.0%

LF

89.2%

90.3%

-1.1 pts

85.4%

85.6%

-0.2 pts

 

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 190 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2014 served more than 38 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 Canadian cities, 52 destinations in the United States and 78 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,321 airports in 193 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. For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com.

 

SOURCE Air Canada

For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), 514 422-5788, isabelle.arthur@aircanada.ca; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), 416 263-5576, peter.fitzpatrick@aircanada.ca; Angela Mah (Vancouver), 604 270-5741, angela.mah@aircanada.ca ; Internet: aircanada.com

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