|RECORD JUNE FOR AIR CANADA, PORTER AND WESTJET |
Air Canada, Porter Airlines and WestJet have reported their respective traffic levels for June. All three Canadian carriers experienced record numbers for the month.|
Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 85.6 per cent, versus 84.2 per cent in June 2011, an increase of 1.4 percentage points.
System traffic increased 1.5 per cent on a system-wide capacity decrease of 0.1 per cent.
Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.
WestJet announced June 2012 traffic results with a load factor of 79 per cent. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 6.7 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 2.3 per cent over the same period.
The airline achieved a second quarter record load factor of 81.6 per cent and flew nearly 4.27 million passengers in the quarter; an increase of 326,000 passengers year over year.
Meanwhile, regional carrier Porter Airlines reported a load factor of 62 per cent for June, down from 64.6 per cent a year ago.
The airline's passenger numbers, ASMs and RPMs all set new records for the month. Nearly 212,000 passengers travelled in June, 4.2 per cent more than last year.