For the month of September, Air Canada is reporting a system load factor of 84.7%, versus 83.2% in September 2013, representing an increase of 1.5 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 7.3%.
On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for September increased 9.2%. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including Air Canada rouge and regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.
“I am pleased to report traffic growth of 9.2% and a load factor of 84.7% for the month of September,” said Air Canada president Calin Rovinescu. “These strong traffic results on a capacity increase of 7.3% for the month are a powerful indication of the effectiveness of our commercial strategy. Load factor of 87.2% for the third quarter was a record for the quarter as we continued to execute both our international growth plan and Air Canada rouge strategy.”