WestJet has reported record December traffic results with a load factor of 83.6%, an increase of 2.8 percentage points year over year.
Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 9.8% year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 6% over the same period. The airline flew a record 2.1 million guests in December, a year-over-year increase of 10% or approximately 190,000 additional guests.
“We are very pleased with our significant growth in traffic, as we reported a record December load factor and flew a record number of guests in December,” said WestJet president Gregg Saretsky.
In December, WestJet and Delta Air Lines announced an agreement to form a commercial joint venture which will offer customers access to an extensive transborder route network, world-class airline products, enhanced frequent flyer benefits, shared airport facilities and amenities, and a more seamless travel experience. The arrangement is subject to execution of definitive arrangements, board approvals and applicable regulatory approvals in Canada and the United States.