Air Canada Reports Record June Load Factor

MONTREAL, July 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of June, Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 85.7 per cent, versus 85.0 per cent in June 2013, an increase of 0.7 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 9.8 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for June increased 10.6 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including Air Canada rougeTM, which began operations on July 1, 2013, and regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.

"I am pleased to report a record load factor of 85.7 per cent for the month of June on an important capacity increase of 9.8% year over year," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "System wide, traffic grew 10.6 per cent, led by the U.S. transborder, Atlantic, Latin American and Caribbean markets. This is the third consecutive month Air Canada has set new records system-wide for passengers boarded, and on June 27 we achieved a new single day record of nearly 138,000 customers. These strong results demonstrate that we are effectively executing on both our international growth plan and on our Air Canada rouge leisure strategy, while we also continue to further strengthen our competitive position. During the month, we successfully moved our London U.K. operations to Heathrow's new Terminal 2 along with other Star Alliance member airlines to provide customers with improved connections and a better travel experience, and on July 1 we inaugurated the only non-stop service between Toronto and Tokyo-Haneda with convenient daytime flights within easy access to downtown Tokyo. I would like to thank our employees for their continued focus on taking good care of our customers and transporting them safely to their destinations."

 
  June Q2 Year-To-Date
  2014 2013 Change 2014 2013 Change 2014 2013 Change
Traffic (RPMs mln) 5,630 5,089 +10.6% 15,495 14,094 +9.9% 28,960 27,180 +6.5%
Capacity (ASMs mln) 6,570 5,985 +9.8% 18,413 16,972 +8.5% 35,186 33,136 +6.2%
Load Factor 85.7% 85.0% +0.7 pts 84.2% 83.0% +1.2pts 82.3% 82.0% +0.3 pts
                     
Canada RPMs 1,592 1,497 +6.3% 4,391 4,172 +5.2% 8,055 7,776 +3.6%
ASMs 1,923 1,844 +4.3% 5,294 5,108 +3.6% 9,858 9,500 +3.8%
LF 82.8% 81.2% +1.6 pts 82.9% 81.7% +1.2 pts 81.7% 81.9% -0.2 pts
                     
US
Transborder
RPMs 812 683 +18.9% 2,482 2,138 +16.1% 5,192 4,700 +10.5%
ASMs 990 844 +17.3% 3,011 2,684 +12.2% 6,321 5,932 +6.6%
LF 82.0% 80.9% +1.1 pts 82.4% 79.7% +2.7 pts 82.1% 79.2% +2.9 pts
                     
Atlantic RPMs 1,807 1,524 +18.6% 4,382 3,820 +14.7% 6,889 6,296 +9.4%
ASMs 2,068 1,702 +21.5% 5,248 4,515 +16.2% 8,733 7,753 +12.6%
LF 87.4% 89.5% -2.1 pts 83.5% 84.6% -1.1 pts 78.9% 81.2% -2.3 pts
                     
Pacific RPMs 1,082 1,083 -0.1% 3,109 2,986 +4.1% 5,950 5,739 +3.7%
ASMs 1,178 1,214 -3.0% 3,521 3,458 +1.8% 6,887 6,676 +3.2%
LF 91.9% 89.2% +2.7 pts 88.3% 86.4% +1.9 pts 86.4% 86.0% +0.4 pts
                     
Latin
America &
Caribbean
RPMs 337 302 +11.6% 1,131 978 +15.6% 2,874 2,669 +7.7%
ASMs 411 381 +7.9% 1,339 1,207 +10.9% 3,387 3,275 +3.4%
LF 82.0% 79.3% +2.7 pts 84.5% 81.0% +3.5 pts 84.9% 81.5% +3.4 pts


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 2013 served more than 35 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 73 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 1,269 destinations 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 2013 for the fourth 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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