Porter Airlines releases February statistics

TORONTO, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines reported a load factor of 54 per cent in February. This represents a decline of 2.1 points compared to 2012.

Figures for the month show 104.9 million Available Seat Miles (ASMs) and 56.6 million Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), compared to 110.4 million ASMs and 61.9 million RPMs last year.

"The capacity difference versus last year is attributed almost entirely to the leap year in 2012 providing an extra day of flying," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Revenue per ASM is holding up nicely compared to last year despite significant capacity increases by other carriers on certain routes."

Traffic report

  February
  2013 2012 Change
RPMs
(millions)
56.6 61.9 -8.6%
ASMs
(millions)
104.9 110.4 -5.0%
Load factor 54.0% 56.1% -2.1 pts
  Year-to-date
RPMs
(millions)
119.3 124.1 -3.9%
ASMs
(millions)
221.8 222.0 -0.1%
Load factor 53.8% 55.9% -2.1 pts

About Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, and rated second in the world in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards Top Small Airlines category. 

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston, Washington (Dulles) and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Burlington, Vt. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information. 

SOURCE: Porter Airlines Inc.

For further information:

Media contact:
Brad Cicero
Porter Airlines
(416) 619-8593


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