WestJet Reports Traffic Up in June, Second Quarter
The airline’s traffic last month was 1.572 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 5% from 1.497 billion RPMs in June 2013. Total traffic in the second quarter also rose, up 5.5% to 4.930 billion RPMs from 4.675 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
Capacity in June also increased by 4.3% year-over-year, to 2.032 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 1.948 billion last June. The airline’s capacity for Q2 was 6.193 billion ASMs, an increase of 5.2% from 5.888 billion ASMs in Q2 of 2013.
Passenger load factor also increased in June of this year, up 0.6 percentage points to 77.4% from 76.8% in June of last year. Load factor in the second quarter was 79.6%, a year-over-year increase of 0.2 percentage points from 79.4% during the same period last year.
In addition to the year-over-year improvement in performance, WestJet also reported a new single-day record on June 27, when the airline transported over 63,000 passengers.
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