Air Canada Reports Rise in February Traffic
Air Canada announced operational results for February 2014. The airline reported a year-over-year increase in both traffic and capacity, while its load factor dropped year-over-year.
Total system traffic for the carrier increased by 3.8% to 4.093 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, from 3.943 billion in February 2013.
The airline’s capacity increased by 4.9% to 5.184 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from last year’s 4.944 billion.
The carrier also reported a load factor of 79% for February, a decrease of 0.8 percentage points from last year’s 79.8%.
Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis and does not break down its results by subsidiary. The final numbers include data from the airline’s subsidiary, Air Canada rouge, as well as regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.
Since Air Canada rouge only began operating in July 2013, its traffic was not included in February of 2013’s results. The addition of Air Canada rouge to Air Canada’s reported traffic results this February contributed to the increase over last year’s results.
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