Air Canada reports 83.1% March load factor on record number of passengers

Air Canada reports 83.1% March load factor on record number of passengers

MONTRÉAL — For the month of March, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 83.1%, versus 81.7% in March 2014, on a system-wide capacity increase of 11.1%.

On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for March increased 12.9% 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.

According to 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 U.S. transborder, Atlantic, Pacific and Latin American and Caribbean markets. These strong traffic results underscore the effectiveness of our commercial strategy focusing on international growth and the strategic deployment of Air Canada rouge to compete more effectively in leisure markets”.