Air Canada Reports May Load Factor

MONTREAL, June 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of May, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 81.6 per cent, versus 82.2 per cent in May 2011, a decrease of 0.6 percentage points.  System traffic increased 1.8 per cent on a system-wide capacity increase of 2.5 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 May, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 81.6 per cent. Led by increases in traffic in our Pacific and Atlantic markets of 6.1 and 5.0 per cent, respectively, we generated system wide traffic growth of 1.8 per cent," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "I want to thank our employees for their focus on taking care of our customers and for safely transporting them to their destinations."

 
  May Year-To-Date
  2012 2011  Change 2012 2011  Change
Traffic (RPMs mln) 4,527 4,448 +1.8%  21,835  21,121 +3.4%
Capacity (ASMs mln) 5,546 5,411 +2.5% 27,143 26,541 +2.3%
Load Factor  81.6% 82.2% -0.6 pts 80.4% 79.6% +0.8 pts
               
Canada RPMs  1,364 1,352 +0.9% 6,131 5,949 +3.1%
ASMs 1,742 1,698 +2.6% 7,613 7,455 +2.1%
LF 78.3% 79.6% -1.3pts 80.5% 79.8% +0.7 pts
               
US
 Transborder 
RPMs 634 642 -1.2% 3,961 3,818 +3.7%
ASMs 845 817 +3.4% 5,082 4,887 +4.0%
LF 75.0%  78.6% -3.6 pts 77.9% 78.1% -0.2 pts
               
Atlantic RPMs 1,219 1,161 +5.0% 4,670 4,481 +4.2%
ASMs 1,450 1,415 +2.5% 6,015 5,902 +1.9%
LF 84.1% 82.0% +2.1 pts 77.6% 75.9% +1.7 pts
               
Pacific RPMs 903 851 +6.1% 3,985 3,816 +4.4%
ASMs 1,007 944 +6.7% 4,643 4,501 +3.2%
LF 89.7% 90.1% -0.4 pts 85.8% 84.8% +1.0 pts
               
Other* RPMs 407 442 -7.9% 3,088 3,057 +1.0%
ASMs 502 537 -6.5% 3,790 3,796 -0.2%
LF 81.1% 82.3% -1.2 pts 81.5% 80.5% +1.0 pts

* Includes Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 180 destinations on five continents.  Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and in 2011 served more than 33 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 57 destinations in the United States and 63 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,290 destinations in 189 countries. In 2011, Air Canada was ranked Best International Airline in North America in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax.

 

SOURCE AIR CANADA

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