Air Canada Reports June Traffic Results

Traffic increased 10.1 per cent for the month

MONTREAL, July 7, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of June, Air Canada reported a system-wide capacity increase of 10.5 per cent and a system load factor of 85.4 per cent, versus 85.7 per cent in June 2014. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for June 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 pleased to report an increase in traffic of 10.1 per cent, and a load factor of 85.4 per cent for the month of June in line with last year's record for the same period," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "These strong results underscore the effectiveness of our commercial strategy focusing on international growth and the strategic deployment of Air Canada rouge to compete more effectively in leisure markets.  Air Canada generated greater traffic in all markets led by significant growth in the U.S. transborder, Atlantic, and Pacific markets. During the month of June we launched new non-stop services to Amsterdam and Mexico City, as well as Toronto-Abbotsford B.C. I would like to thank our employees for taking care of our customers while transporting them safely to their destinations."

 


June

Q2

Year-To-Date


2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Traffic (RPMs mln)

6,196

5,630

+10.1%

16,845

15,495

+8.7%

31,782

28,960

+9.7%

Capacity (ASMs mln)

7,258

6,570

+10.5%

20,132

18,413

+9.3%

38,467

35,186

+9.3%

Load Factor

85.4%

85.7%

   -0.3 pts

83.7%

84.2%

-0.5 pts

82.6%

82.3%

+0.3 pts












Canada

RPMs

1,633

1,592

+2.6%

4,525

4,391

+3.1%

8,330

8,055

+3.4%

ASMs

1,983

1,923

+3.1%

5,433

5,294

+2.6%

10,090

9,858

+2.4%

LF

82.4%

82.8%

   -0.4 pts

83.3%

82.9%

+0.4 pts

82.6%

81.7%

+0.9 pts












US
Transborder

RPMs

920

812

+13.3%

2,804

2,482

+13.0%

5,995

5,192

+15.5%

ASMs

1,103

990

+11.4%

3,384

3,011

+12.4%

7,267

6,321

+15.0%

LF

83.4%

82.0%

   +1.4 pts

82.9%

82.4%

+0.5 pts

82.5%

82.1%

+0.4 pts












Atlantic

RPMs

2,029

1,807

+12.3%

4,864

4,382

+11.0%

7,801

6,889

+13.2%

ASMs

2,324

2,068

+12.4%

5,839

5,248

+11.3%

9,698

8,733

+11.1%

LF

87.3%

87.4%

   -0.1 pts

83.3%

83.5%

-0.2 pts

80.4%

78.9%

+1.5 pts












Pacific

RPMs

1,250

1,082

+15.5%

3,432

3,109

+10.4%

6,458

5,950

+8.5%

ASMs

1,407

1,178

+19.4%

4,000

3,521

+13.6%

7,621

6,887

+10.7%

LF

88.8%

91.9%

   -3.1 pts

85.8%

88.3%

-2.5 pts

84.7%

86.4%

-1.7 pts












Latin
America &
Caribbean

RPMs

364

337

+8.0%

1,220

1,131

+7.9%

3,198

2,874

+11.3%

ASMs

441

411

+7.3%

1,476

1,339

+10.2%

3,791

3,387

+11.9%

LF

82.5%

82.0%

   +0.5 pts

82.6%

84.5%

-1.9 pts

84.4%

84.9%

+0.5 pts

 

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

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; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), 416 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), 604 270-5741; Internet : aircanada.com

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