Air Canada Reports Record November Load Factor

Traffic increased 10.8 per cent for the month

MONTREAL, Dec. 3, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of November, Air Canada reported a system-wide capacity increase of 9.5 per cent and a record load factor of 78.6 per cent, increasing from 77.7 per cent in November 2014. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for November increased 10.8 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 78.6 per cent for the month of November," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Air Canada generated greater traffic in all markets served, led by international and U.S. transborder markets. These consistently strong results achieved after the traditional peak summer travel season demonstrate the effectiveness of our commercial strategy focusing on international growth and the strategic deployment of Air Canada rouge. In particular, our expanding global network provides us with a lower risk, diversified route portfolio that more than offsets the current economic slowdown in Western Canada. I would like to thank our customers for choosing Air Canada as their preferred carrier and our employees for taking care of them while transporting them safely to their destination."


November

Year to Date


2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Traffic (RPMs mln)

4,481

4,046

+10.8%

62,257

56,627

+9.9%

Capacity (ASMs mln)

5,700

5,205

+9.5%

74,389

67,849

+9.6%

Load Factor

78.6%

77.7%

+0.9 pts

83.7%

83.5%

+0.2 pts









Canada

RPMs

1,288

1,256

+2.5%

16,789

16,250

+3.3%

ASMs

1,565

1,509

+3.7%

20,189

19,522

+3.4%

LF

82.3%

83.2%

-0.9 pts

83.2%

83.2%

0 pts









US
Transborder

RPMs

849

740

+14.7%

10,738

9,308

+15.4%

ASMs

1,057

939

+12.6%

12,973

11,301

+14.8%

LF

80.3%

78.8%

1.5pts

82.8%

82.4%

+0.4 pts









Atlantic

RPMs

932

828

+12.6%

17,047

15,106

+12.8%

ASMs

1,328

1,165

+14.0%

20,536

18,378

+11.7%

LF

70.2%

71.1%

-0.9 pts

83.0%

82.2%

+0.8 pts









Pacific

RPMs

992

848

+17.0%

12,540

11,341

+10.6%

ASMs

1,225

1,108

+10.6%

14,567

13,166

+10.6%

LF

81.0%

76.5%

+4.5 pts

86.1%

86.1%

0 pts









Latin
America &
Caribbean

RPMs

420

374

+12.3%

5,143

4,622

+11.3%

ASMs

525

484

+8.5%

6,124

5,482

+11.7%

LF

80.0%

77.3%

+2.7 pts

84.0%

84.3%

-0.3 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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