MONTREAL — Air Canada reported a system load factor of 76.5% last month versus 78.1% in November 2012, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 3.3%.
On this additional capacity, system traffic for November increased 1.1%. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including Air Canada rouge, which began operations on July 1, 2013, and regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.
“Major market segments, notably the U.S. transborder and Latin America and the Caribbean, experienced traffic growth in a month that is typically challenging for international carriers,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I am pleased to see continued progress on the execution of our corporate priorities with a focus on sustained profitability. Capacity added during the month was largely at significantly lower incremental cost due to the deployment of our high-density Boeing 777s and Air Canada rouge aircraft reconfigured with more seats.”