Air Canada Reports October Load Factor
MONTREAL, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of October, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 81.3 per cent, versus 82.9 per cent in October 2012, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 3.2 per cent. On this additional capacity, system traffic for October increased 1.3 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including Air Canada rougeTM, which began operations on July 1, 2013, and regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.
"I am pleased to report a load factor of 81.3 per cent for the month of October, Air Canada's second highest load factor on record for the month," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Traffic grew overall by 1.3 per cent led by domestic Canada and U.S. transborder markets. We continue to implement our strategy to build a strong global network. In October, we concluded an enhanced cooperation agreement with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to further develop Toronto Pearson as a truly global hub and even stronger North American gateway. I would like to thank our employees for their focus on taking care of our customers while transporting them safely to their destination throughout the year. In an annual survey of Canadian businesses announced in October, Air Canada was named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, and just recently Air Canada was named one of Canada's Safest Employers in recognition of outstanding achievements in workplace health and safety. Air Canada is proud to be recognized for these achievements as a progressive employer with safety as our number one priority."
* Australia has been reclassified to "Pacific" from "Latin America & Caribbean".
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2012 served close to 35 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 67 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,328 destinations in 195 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers as Best Airline in North America in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com.
SOURCE Air Canada