MONTREAL, March 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of February, Air Canada reported system wide traffic growth of 3.8 per cent on a capacity increase of 4.9 per cent. Air Canada's system load factor was 79 per cent, versus 79.8 per cent in February 2013, a decrease of 0.8 percentage points. 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.
"Despite severe winter weather conditions at our main hub in Toronto and across much of North America, Air Canada generated greater traffic for the month of February in all markets the airline serves, led by increased traffic in the U.S. transborder market," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "A system wide traffic growth of 3.8 per cent on a capacity increase of 4.9 per cent resulted in a very good load factor of 79 per cent. I would like to thank our employees for their hard work taking care of customers while transporting them safely to their destinations despite the challenges of severe winter weather during the month."
|February||Year to Date|
|Traffic (RPMs mln)||4,093||3,943||+3.8%||8,622||8,311||+3.7%|
|Capacity (ASMs mln)||5,184||4,944||+4.9%||10,847||10,443||+3.9%|
|Load Factor||79.0%||79.8%||-0.8 pts||79.5%||79.6%||-0.1 pts|
|LF||81.0%||84.1%||-3.1 pts||79.0%||81.1%||-2.1 pts|
|LF||83.0%||80.0%||+3.0 pts||80.7%||77.1%||+3.6 pts|
|LF||65.8%||67.9%||-2.1 pts||70.5%||72.9%||-2.4 pts|
|LF||81.9%||83.8%||-1.9 pts||84.5%||84.6%||-0.1 pts|
|LF||84.2%||82.3%||+1.9 pts||84.9%||82.4%||+2.5 pts|
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, 54 destinations in the United States and 67 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 1,328 destinations in 195 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
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