TORONTO, April 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines reported a load factor of 58.1 per cent in March, representing a decline of 1.7 points compared to 2012.
Figures for the month show 118 million Available Seat Miles (ASMs) and 68.6 million Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), compared to 117.2 million ASMs and 70.1 million RPMs last year.
"March is when we see the first signs of an upswing in passenger numbers for the year," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "After a load factor increase of more than 10 points last year, we have solidified much of that gain while leveling off capacity growth."
|Load factor||58.1%||59.8%||-1.7 pts|
|Q1 / Year-to-date|
|Load factor||55.3%||57.3%||-2 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.
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SOURCE: Porter Airlines Inc.
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