Air Canada Sees Record Load Factor for June
Air Canada announced operational results for June 2014. The airline reported a rise in traffic and capacity, as well as a record passenger load factor of 85.7%, a year-over-year increase of 0.7 percentage points from 85% in June 2013.
The carrier’s traffic in June was 5.630 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 10.6% from 5.089 billion RPMS in June of last year. Capacity also increased year-over-year, up 9.8% to 6.570 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 5.985 billion ASMs during the same period last year.
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.
Because Air Canada rouge only began operating in July 2013, its traffic was not included in June of 2013’s results. The addition of Air Canada rouge to Air Canada’s reported traffic results this June contributed to the increase over last year’s results.
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