Air Canada Sees Record Load Factor for April
Air Canada announced operational results for April 2014. The airline reported a year-over-year increase in both traffic and capacity.
Total system traffic for the carrier increased by 9% to 4.747 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, from 4.355 billion in April 2013.
The airline’s capacity increased by 7.5% to 5.702 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from last year’s 5.304 billion.
The carrier also reported an increase in load factor of 1.2 percentage points, to 83.3%, a record number for the month of April.
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 April of 2013’s results. The addition of Air Canada rouge to Air Canada’s reported traffic results this April contributed to the increase over last year’s results.
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