Air Canada Reports April Traffic Results

Virtually equal to last year's record load factor for April, with 7.5% capacity increase

MONTREAL, May 5, 2015 /CNW Telbec/  -For the month of April, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 83.2 per cent, versus 83.3 per cent in April 2014, on a system-wide capacity increase of 7.5 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for April increased 7.4 per cent for the month. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity and Air Canada rouge®.

"I am pleased to report a load factor of 83.2 per cent for the month of April, virtually equal to last year's record load factor," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "System wide, traffic grew 7.4 per cent, led by significant growth in the U.S. transborder, Atlantic, and Latin American and Caribbean markets. These strong traffic results underscore the effectiveness of our commercial strategy. I would like to thank our employees for taking care of our customers while transporting them safely to their destinations." 


April

Year to Date


2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Traffic (RPMs mln)

5,098

4,747

+7.4%

20,035

18,212

+10.0%

Capacity (ASMs mln)

6,130

5,702

+7.5%

24,465

22,475

+8.9%

Load Factor

83.2%

83.3%

-0.1 pts

81.9%

81.0%

+0.9 pts









Canada

RPMs

1,382

1,335

+3.5%

5,187

4,999

+3.8%

ASMs

1,611

1,566

+2.9%

6,268

6,130

+2.3%

LF

85.8%

85.2%

+0.6 pts

82.8%

81.5%

+1.3 pts









US
Transborder

RPMs

1,013

900

+12.6%

4,204

3,610

+16.5%

ASMs

1,216

1,078

+12.8%

5,099

4,388

+16.2%

LF

83.3%

83.5%

-0.2 pts

82.5%

82.3%

+0.2 pts









Atlantic

RPMs

1,211

1,118

+8.3%

4,149

3,625

+14.5%

ASMs

1,521

1,410

+7.9%

5,381

4,895

+9.9%

LF

79.6%

79.3%

+0.3 pts

77.1%

74.1%

+3.0 pts









Pacific

RPMs

1,002

947

+5.8%

4,028

3,788

+6.3%

ASMs

1,193

1,130

+5.6%

4,814

4,496

+7.1%

LF

84.0%

83.8%

+0.2 pts

83.7%

84.3%

-0.6 pts









Latin
America &
Caribbean

RPMs

490

447

+9.6%

2,467

2,190

+12.6%

ASMs

589

518

+13.7%

2,903

2,566

+13.1%

LF

83.1%

86.3%

-3.2 pts

85.0%

85.3%

-0.3 pts

The calculation of passenger load factor is based on whole figures and not on rounded million.

 

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 190 destinations on five continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2014 served more than 38 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 Canadian cities, 52 destinations in the United States and 78 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,321 airports in 193 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers as Best Airline in North America in 2014 for the fifth consecutive year.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com.

 

SOURCE Air Canada

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