For the month of February, Air Canada has reported a record system load factor of 81.1%, versus 79% in February 2014, on a system-wide capacity increase of 8.4%.
On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for February increased a record 11.3% for the month. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity and Air Canada rouge.
“I am extremely pleased to report both a record load factor of 81.1% for the month of February, and more importantly a record traffic increase of 11.3% for the month,” said Calin Rovinescu, president and chief executive officer. “Air Canada generated greater traffic in all markets resulting in an unprecedented volume of passengers transported for the month. Our traffic increase was led by significant growth in the Atlantic, US transborder and Latin American and Caribbean markets. These strong traffic results during the more challenging first two months of the year underscore the effectiveness of our international growth plan, the strategic deployment of Air Canada rouge to compete more effectively in leisure markets, and our team’s success in execution.”