WestJet By The Numbers

March was a good month for WestJet. The carrier reported a load factor of 86.2%, while its revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 9% year over year and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 7% over the same period. In fact, the carrier flew nearly 104,000 more guests this March compared to March of last year. WestJet president and CEO, Gregg Saretsky observed that, “Earning Canada’s preferred airline status while carrying record traffic would not have been possible without WestJetters – our caring and friendly owners who are committed to the airline’s ongoing success. We are very pleased with the market strength we’ve seen in March and system-wide demand remains healthy. The market has absorbed our growth and increased fare levels have helped offset higher fuel costs.” Check out for additional information.