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Air Canada Reports October Load Factor

MONTREAL, Nov. 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of October, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 82.1 per cent, versus 81.3 per cent in October 2013, representing an increase of 0.8 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 9.9 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for October increased 11 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 traffic growth of 11 per cent and a load factor of 82.1 per cent for the month of October," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Air Canada generated greater traffic for the month in all markets served led by significant increases in U.S. transborder and Atlantic markets. These strong results continue to demonstrate the on-going effectiveness of our commercial strategy focusing on international growth and the strategic deployment of Air Canada rouge to compete more effectively in leisure markets.   I would like to thank our employees for taking care of our customers while transporting them safely to their destinations."


  October Year to Date
  2014 2013 Change 2014 2013 Change
Traffic (RPMs mln) 5,056 4,557 +11.0% 52,581 48,466 +8.5%
Capacity (ASMs mln) 6,159 5,602 +9.9% 62,644 58,141 +7.7%
Load Factor 82.1% 81.3% +0.8 pts 83.9% 83.4% +0.5 pts
               
Canada RPMs 1,522 1,410 +7.9% 14,993 14,256 +5.2%
ASMs 1,812 1,682 +7.7% 18,013 17,206 +4.7%
LF 84.0% 83.8% +0.2 pts 83.2% 82.9% +0.3 pts
               
US Transborder RPMs 787 667 +18.0% 8,569 7,593 +12.9%
ASMs 967 841 +15.0% 10,363 9,498 +9.1%
LF 81.3% 79.3% +2.0 pts 82.7% 79.9% +2.8 pts
               
Atlantic RPMs 1,362 1,182 +15.2% 14,278 12,535 +13.9%
ASMs 1,700 1,515 +12.2% 17,213 14,907 +15.5%
LF 80.1% 78.0% +2.1 pts 83.0% 84.1% -1.1 pts
               
Pacific RPMs 1,084 1,003 +8.1% 10,493 10,082 +4.1%
ASMs 1,309 1,201 +9.0% 12,057 11,678 +3.2%
LF 82.8% 83.5% -0.7 pts 87.0% 86.3% +0.7 pts
               
Latin America
& Caribbean
RPMs 301 295 +2.0% 4,248 4,000 +6.2%
ASMs 371 363 +2.2% 4,998  4,852 +3.0%
LF 81.1% 81.3% -0.2 pts  85.0% 82.4% +2.6 pts

The calculation of passenger load factor is based on whole figures and not on rounded million.


About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 180 destinations on five continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2013 served more than 35 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 73 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 1,316 airports in 192 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 2014 for the fifth consecutive year.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com.

SOURCE Air Canada


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