Air Canada has reported a record system load factor of 89.8% for the month of August, versus 89.5% in August 2013, an all-time record for any month in the corporation’s history, representing an increase of 0.3 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 10.4%.
On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for August increased 10.8%. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including Air Canada rouge, which began operations on July 1, 2013, and regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.
“I am extremely pleased to report a record load factor of 89.8% for the month of August during which we served more than four million customers, more than in any month in Air Canada’s 77-year history,” said Air Canada president Calin Rovinescu. “Air Canada generated greater traffic for the month of August in all markets served with system wide growth of 10.8% on a capacity increase of 10.4% year over year, led by significant increases in traffic in Atlantic and US transborder markets. This is the fifth consecutive month Air Canada has set new records for system-wide passenger load factor.”