Porter Airlines January load factor up 4 points

TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines had a record January load factor of 55.7 per cent, 4 points higher than the previous year.

January results show 111.6 million Available Seat Miles (ASMs) and 62.2 million Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs).  ASMs increased 31 per cent from 85.2 million and RPMs grew 41 per cent compared to 44.1 million last year.

"It is nice to see 2012 begin with strong growth," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "As business travel is typically reduced at the beginning of the calendar year, we are able to supplement our schedule with leisure destinations such as Mont Tremblant and Vermont. These are very popular and help to produce positive numbers."

Traffic report

  2012 2011 Change
RPMs (millions) 62.2 44.1 + 41.0%
ASMs (millions) 111.6 85.2 + 31.0%
Load factor 55.7% 51.7% +4.0 pts

About Porter Airlines
Founded in 2006, Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality and 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.

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Brad Cicero
Porter Airlines
(416) 619-8593

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