Air Canada Reports May Traffic Results

Traffic increased 8.5 per cent for the month

MONTREAL, June 3, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of May, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 82.3 per cent, versus 83.3 per cent in May 2014, on a system-wide capacity increase of 9.8 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for May increased 8.5 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 a load factor of 82.3 per cent and an increase in traffic of 8.5 per cent for the month of May – a month during which all markets performed consistent with our expectations," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Air Canada generated greater traffic in all markets led by significant growth in the U.S. transborder, Atlantic, and Pacific markets. These strong results underscore the effectiveness of our commercial strategy focusing on international growth.  During the month of May we launched new services to Osaka, Venice, Austin and Atlantic City, as well as expand our regional network in Western Canada. We also re-introduced seasonal Toronto-Tokyo Narita flights complementing new Toronto-Tokyo Haneda year-round service. I would like to thank our employees for taking care of our customers while transporting them safely to their destinations."

 


May

Year to Date


2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Traffic (RPMs mln)

5,551

5,118

+8.5%

25,585

23,330

+9.7%

Capacity (ASMs mln)

6,745

6,141

+9.8%

31,209

28,616

+9.1%

Load Factor

82.3%

83.3%

-1.0 pts

82.0%

81.5%

 +0.5 pts









Canada

RPMs

1,509

1,464

+3.1%

6,696

6,463

+3.6%

ASMs

1,839

1,805

+1.9%

8,108

7,935

+2.2%

LF

82.0%

81.1%

+0.9 pts

82.6%

81.4%

 +1.2 pts









US
Transborder

RPMs

871

770

+13.1%

5,075

4,380

+15.9%

ASMs

1,065

943

+12.9%

6,163

5,331

+15.6%

LF

81.8%

81.7%

  +0.1 pts

82.3%

82.2%

+0.1 pts









Atlantic

RPMs

1,624

1,457

+11.5%

5,772

5,082

+13.6%

ASMs

1,993

1,770

+12.6%

7,374

6,665

+10.6%

LF

81.5%

82.3%

 -0.8 pts

78.3%

76.2%

  +2.1 pts









Pacific

RPMs

1,180

1,080

+9.3%

5,208

4,868

+7.0%

ASMs

1,400

1,213

+15.4%

6,214

5,709

+8.8%

LF

84.3%

89.0%

-4.7 pts

83.8%

85.3%

 -1.5 pts









Latin
America &
Caribbean

RPMs

367

347

+5.8%

2,834

2,537

+11.7%

ASMs

448

410

+9.3%

3,350

2,976

+12.6%

LF

82.2%

84.6%

-2.4 pts

84.6%

85.2%

 -0.6 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 that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers as Best Airline in North America in 2014 for the fifth consecutive year.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com.

 


SOURCE Air Canada - Corporate - Finance

For further information: Contacts : 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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