Air Canada Reports Increase in Traffic for September
Air Canada announced operational results for September 2014. The airline reported a year-over-year increase in both traffic and capacity, as well as a record load factor for the month of July.
Total system traffic for the carrier increased by 9.2% year-over-year to 5.55 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, from 5.08 billion in September 2013.
The carrier’s capacity also rose, up 7.3%, to 6.55 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 6.1 billion in the same period last year.
Passenger load factor for September was 84.7%, a year-over-year increase of 1.5 percentage points from 83.2% 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, which first began operations in July 2013, as well as regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.
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