Air Canada Reports Record January Load Factor with Record Traffic Results

Traffic increased 8.4 per cent in the month

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 4, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of January, Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 80.1 per cent, versus 80 per cent in January 2014, on a system-wide capacity increase of 8.3 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for January increased 8.4 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity and Air Canada rougeTM.

"I am pleased to report a record load factor of 80.1 per cent for the month of January," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "System wide, traffic grew 8.4 per cent led by significant growth in the Atlantic, U.S. transborder, Latin American and Caribbean markets. On the Pacific, as expected, much of the difference in traffic from the previous year is attributed to Chinese New Year travel falling in February this year versus January and February 2014. Additionally, we carried an unprecedented volume of passengers for the month. These strong results underscore the effectiveness of our commercial strategy focusing on international growth and the strategic execution of our plan. I would like to thank our employees for their hard work taking care of our customers while transporting them safely to their destinations despite the challenges of severe winter weather."

 


January


2015

2014

Change

Traffic (RPMs mln)

4,910

4,530

+8.4%

Capacity (ASMs mln)

6,132

5,664

+8.3%

Load Factor

80.1%

80.0%

+0.1 pts






Canada

RPMs

1,263

1,209

+4.5%

ASMs

1,584

1,565

+1.2%

LF

79.7%

77.3%

+2.4 pts






US
Transborder

RPMs

977

853

+14.5%

ASMs

1,241

1,086

+14.3%

LF

78.7%

78.5%

+0.2 pts






Atlantic

RPMs

999

857

+16.6%

ASMs

1,286

1,146

+12.2%

LF

77.7%

74.8%

+2.9 pts






Pacific

RPMs

991

1,009

-1.8%

ASMs

1,226

1,163

+5.4%

LF

80.9%

86.8%

-5.9 pts






Latin
America &
Caribbean

RPMs

680

602

+13.0%

ASMs

795

704

+12.9%

LF

85.6%

85.5%

+0.1 pts

 

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

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 180 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 61 Canadian cities, 50 destinations in the United States and 77 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 1,321 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

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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