Air Canada reports October load factor of 81.3%

Air Canada reports October load factor of 81.3%MONTREAL — Air Canada reported a system load factor of 81.3% in October compared to 82.9% in October 2012, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 3.2%.

On this additional capacity, system traffic for October increased 1.3%. 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.

“I am pleased to report a load factor of 81.3% 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% 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.”