Porter Airlines sets record August load factor of 74.5%

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines set records for any month in its history by carrying more than 260,000 passengers with a load factor of 74.5 per cent in August. Passenger numbers increased 23.8 per cent from the previous year.

Figures for the month show 133.1 million Available Seat Miles (ASMs) and 99.1 million Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs). ASMs grew 12 per cent from 118.8 million and RPMs increased 21.4 per cent from 81.6 million last year.

"This is the best month we've had in nearly six years of operating," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "It's a reflection of the strong passenger experience, brand and customer service that Porter is known for."

Traffic report

  2012 2011 Change
99.1 81.6 +21.4%
133.1 118.8 +12.0%
Load factor 74.5% 68.7% +5.8 pts
616.1 489.1 +26.0%
978.9 827.8 +18.3%
Load factor 62.9% 59.1% +3.8 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.

For further information:

Media contact:
Brad Cicero

Porter Airlines

(416) 619-8593

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