Air Canada Sees Traffic Increase for January

By Jesse Sokolow on 6 February 2014
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An Air Canada aircraft

An Air Canada aircraft

Air Canda announced its operating results for January 2014.  The airline saw a year-over-year increase in traffic and capacity for January 2014.  The airline also saw an increase in load factor year-over-year.

Total system traffic for the month increased by 3.7%, up to 4.530 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, from last year’s 4.368 billion.

The airline’s capacity increased 3.0% to 5.664 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from last year’s number of 5.499 billion.

In addition, the carrier reported an 80% load factor for January, a 0.6 percentage point increase from last year’s 79.4%.

Air Canada reports its traffic results on a system-wide basis and does not break down its results for its subsidiary Air Canada rouge.  Therefore, those results are included in the final numbers.  Air Canada rouge began operations last July, and was therefore not included in last January’s results.  The addition of Air Canada rouge to Air Canada’s reported traffic results this January may have contributed to the increase over last year’s results.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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