Air Canada Reports Record July Traffic Results

Traffic increased 10.5 per cent for the month, leading to single-day record of passengers served in Air Canada's history 

MONTREAL, Aug. 6, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of July, Air Canada reported a system-wide capacity increase of 9.7 per cent and a record system load factor of 87.3 per cent, versus 86.7 per cent in July 2014. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for July increased 10.5 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 record load factor of 87.3 per cent for the month of July, and surpassing previous records for having served the most customers in Air Canada's history," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Air Canada generated greater traffic in all markets, resulting in unprecedented volumes of passengers. During the month, we saw consistently record breaking numbers during peak periods leading to our single-day, all-time record of more than 150,000 customers served on July 31st. System wide, traffic grew 10.5 per cent, led by significant growth in the U.S. transborder and all international markets. 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.  I would like to thank our employees for taking care of our customers while transporting them safely to their destinations during this peak travel time of the year."

 


July

Year to Date


2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Traffic (RPMs mln)

7,043

6,374

+10.5%

38,825

35,334

+9.9%

Capacity (ASMs mln)

8,070

7,354

+9.7%

46,537

42,540

+9.4%

Load Factor

87.3%

86.7%

+0.6 pts

83.4%

83.1%

+0.3 pts









Canada

RPMs

1,920

1,866

+2.9%

10,250

9,921

+3.3%

ASMs

2,274

2,197

+3.5%

12,365

12,055

+2.6%

LF

84.4%

84.9%

-0.5 pts

82.9%

82.3%

+0.6 pts









US
Transborder

RPMs

1,060

921

+15.1%

7,055

6,113

+15.4%

ASMs

1,216

1,071

+13.5%

8,482

7,392

+14.7%

LF

87.2%

86.0%

+1.2 pts

83.2%

82.7%

+0.5 pts









Atlantic

RPMs

2,313

2,026

+14.2%

10,114

8,915

+13.4%

ASMs

2,625

2,347

+11.8%

12,323

11,080

+11.2%

LF

88.1%

86.3%

+1.8 pts

82.1%

80.5%

+1.6 pts









Pacific

RPMs

1,300

1,167

+11.4%

7,758

7,117

+9.0%

ASMs

1,452

1,286

+12.9%

9,073

8,173

+11.0%

LF

89.6%

90.7%

-1.1 pts

85.5%

87.1%

-1.6 pts









Latin
America &
Caribbean

RPMs

450

394

+14.2%

3,648

3,268

+11.6%

ASMs

503

453

+11.0%

4,294

3,840

+11.8%

LF

89.5%

87.0%

+2.5 pts

85.0%

85.1%

-0.1 pts

 

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 - Corporate - Finance

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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