TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines reported a 59.4 per cent load factor for October. This is a decrease from last year of 8.3 points.
Figures for the month show 125 million Available Seat Miles (ASMs) and 74.2 million Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs). ASMs grew 5.5 per cent from 118.5 million and RPMs decreased 7.5 per cent from 80.2 million last year.
"We are currently focusing on maintaining higher yields, so the change in load factor is expected with this approach," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "I also want to acknowledge all of our team members for their outstanding effort given the effects of Hurricane Sandy in some of our key markets. Newark, in particular, was very challenging, but we are back to regular service on all fronts."
|Load factor||59.4%||67.7%||-8.3 pts|
|Load factor||62.5%||61.0%||+1.5 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. 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.
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