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May flowers for WestJet

WestJet has reported a load factor of 79.2% in May 2012. The carrier’s revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 7.2% year over year, and its capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 1.3% over the same period. The airline flew more than 100,000 additional guests in May 2012 compared to May of 2011. The carrier’s president and CEO, Gregg Saretsky commented: “We are very pleased with this month’s load factor and forward bookings are showing continued strength as we head into the busy summer flying season.” WestJet recently implemented Korean Air as its sixth code-share partner and has launched seven new interline arrangements thus far in 2012, bringing a total of 24 alliance relationships to connect its guests throughout the world. In May, WestJet inaugurated new daily service to Chicago’s O’Hare airport from Calgary and Vancouver and on June 4 marked the start of service between Toronto Pearson International Airport and New York’s LaGuardia airport, both significant milestones in WestJet’s strategy to expand service to key business markets in North America. Check out for further details.

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