Air Canada Reports October Traffic Results

Load factor increases to 82.7 per cent on traffic growth of 9.4 per cent for the month

MONTREAL, Nov. 4, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of October, Air Canada reported a system-wide capacity increase of 8.6 per cent and a load factor of 82.7 per cent, increasing from 82.1 per cent in October 2014. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for October increased 9.4 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 continued strong traffic growth of 9.4 per cent and a load factor of 82.7 per cent for the month of October, in line with the previous record for the month set in 2012," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Air Canada generated greater traffic in all markets served led by the U.S. transborder, Pacific and Atlantic markets. These strong results demonstrate the effectiveness of our commercial strategy focusing on international growth.  I would like to thank our customers for choosing Air Canada and our employees for taking care of them while transporting them safely to their destination."

In addition to the launch this week of non-stop service to Delhi and Dubai, in 2015 Air Canada and Air Canada rouge have introduced new international services to Amsterdam from Toronto, Venice and Mexico City from Montreal, and Osaka from Vancouver. Air Canada has also announced that the airlines will start new international services beginning in 2016 to Brisbane, Lyon, Seoul, London-Gatwick, Casablanca, Prague, Budapest, Glasgow and Warsaw. 





October

Year to Date


2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Traffic (RPMs mln)

5,532

5,056

+9.4%

57,776

52,581

+9.9%

Capacity (ASMs mln)

6,687

6,159

+8.6%

68,689

62,644

+9.6%

Load Factor

82.7%

82.1%

+0.6 pts

84.1%

83.9%

+0.2 pts









Canada

RPMs

1,565

1,522

+2.8%

15,501

14,993

+3.4%

ASMs

1,885

1,812

+4.0%

18,624

18,013

+3.4%

LF

83.0%

84.0%

-1.0 pts

83.2%

83.2%

0 pts









US
Transborder

RPMs

902

787

+14.6%

9,889

8,569

+15.4%

ASMs

1,110

967

+14.8%

11,916

10,363

+15.0%

LF

81.3%

81.3%

0 pts

83.0%

82.7%

+0.3 pts









Atlantic

RPMs

1,522

1,362

+11.7%

16,115

14,278

+12.9%

ASMs

1,870

1,700

+10.0%

19,208

17,213

+11.6%

LF

81.4%

80.1%

+1.3 pts

83.9%

83.0%

+0.9 pts









Pacific

RPMs

1,213

1,084

+11.9%

11,548

10,493

+10.1%

ASMs

1,403

1,309

+7.2%

13,342

12,057

+10.7%

LF

86.5%

82.8%

+3.7 pts

86.6%

87.0%

-0.4 pts









Latin
America &
Caribbean

RPMs

330

301

+9.6%

4,723

4,248

+11.2%

ASMs

419

371

+12.9%

5,599

4,998

+12.0%

LF

78.8%

81.1%

-2.3 pts

84.3%

85.0%

-0.7 pts

 

 

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six 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 63 airports in Canada, 52 in the United States and 86 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, 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, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

 

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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