Air Canada Reports July Load Factor

MONTREAL, Aug. 7, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of July, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 85.9 per cent, versus 86.4 per cent in July 2011, a decrease of 0.5 percentage points.  System traffic decreased 1.1 per cent on a system-wide capacity decrease of 0.5 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.

"For the month of July, Air Canada reported a load factor of 85.9 per cent," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "This result is close to last year's record load factor for the same month and underscores our continued disciplined approach to managing capacity.  I thank our employees for taking care of customers while transporting them safely to their destinations during this busy travel period marked by challenging weather conditions."

 
  July Year-To-Date
  2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change
Traffic (RPMs mln) 5,546 5,607 -1.1% 32,360 31,639 +2.3%
Capacity (ASMs mln) 6,454 6,489 -0.5% 39,404 38,860 +1.4%
Load Factor 85.9% 86.4% -0.5 pts 82.1% 81.4% +0.7 pts
               
Canada RPMs 1,711 1,692 +1.1% 9,299 9,083 +2.4%
ASMs 2,037 2,035 +0.1% 11,413 11,272 +1.3%
LF 84.0% 83.1% +0.9 pts 81.5% 80.6% +0.9 pts
               
US Transborder RPMs 763 768 -0.7% 5,405 5,255 +2.9%
ASMs 952 946 +0.6% 6,894 6,680 +3.2%
LF 80.1% 81.2% -1.1 pts 78.4% 78.7% -0.3 pts
               
Atlantic RPMs 1,645 1,720 -4.4% 7,853 7,702 +2.0%
ASMs 1,879 1,922 -2.2% 9,618 9,564 +0.6%
LF 87.5% 89.5% -2.0 pts 81.6% 80.5% +1.1 pts
               
Pacific RPMs 924 928 -0.4% 5,801 5,628 +3.1%
ASMs 1,010 1,018 -0.8% 6,612 6,475 +2.1%
LF 91.5% 91.2% +0.3 pts 87.7% 86.9% +0.8 pts
               
Other* RPMs 503 499 +0.8% 4,002 3,971 +0.8%
ASMs 576 568 +1.4% 4,867 4,869 0%
LF 87.3% 87.9% -0.6 pts 82.2% 81.6% +0.6 pts

* Includes Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents.  Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and in 2011 served more than 33 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 59 Canadian cities, 56 destinations in the United States and 63 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,356 destinations in 193 countries. In 2012, Air Canada was ranked Best International Airline in North America in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax.

 

 

SOURCE AIR CANADA



More by this Source


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

 

PR Newswire Membership

Fill out a PR Newswire membership form or contact us at (888) 776-0942.

Learn about PR Newswire services

Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.