For the month of May, Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 83.3%, versus 81.8% in May 2013, an increase of 1.5 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 8.1%.
On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for May increased 10.1%. 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 pleased to report a record load factor of 83.3% for the month of May,” said Air Canada president Calin Rovinescu. “Air Canada generated greater traffic for the month of May in all markets the airline serves with system wide growth of 10.1% on a capacity increase of 8.1%, led by increases in traffic in US transborder, Latin America, Caribbean, and Atlantic markets… In addition, Air Canada rouge has proven to be very popular with customers as evidenced by generating an overall load factor for the month of May of 84.9%. With the delivery in May of our first 787 Dreamliner, a key element of our on-going fleet renewal program, we unveiled our new international standard for cabin amenities that is industry leading in North America.”