Porter Airlines reports June statistics

TORONTO, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines registered a 62 per cent load factor in June. Passenger numbers, ASMs (Available Seat Miles) and RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles) all set new records for the month.

Nearly 212,000 passengers travelled in June, 4.2 per cent more than last year.

Figures for the month show 126.5 million ASMs and 78.4 million RPMs.  ASMs grew 8.5 per cent from 116.6 million and RPMs increased 4.1 per cent from 75.3 million last year.

"Numbers for June, although slightly less than in 2011, met our expectations, especially considering the fact that a strike at one of our competitors last year brought more last minute business to us than would normally be the case," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Our second quarter and year-to-date numbers made gains, and the outlook for the full year continues to be good."

Traffic report

  2012 2011 Change
RPMs (millions) 78.4 75.3 +4.1%
ASMs (millions) 126.5 116.6 +8.5%
Load factor 62.0% 64.6% (2.6) pts
RPMs (millions) 231.2 196.8 +17.5%
ASMs (millions) 375.9 329.7 +14.0%
Load factor 61.5% 59.7% +1.8 pts
RPMs (millions) 425.4 330.1 +28.9%
ASMs (millions) 715.1 593.2 +20.5%
Load factor 59.5% 55.6% +3.9 pts

About Porter Airlines

Founded in 2006, Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. 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, Porter is committed to providing a premium travel experience. Complimentary amenities include luxurious airport lounges, Starbucks coffee, premium snacks, and wine or beer onboard. 

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 (Logan), 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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