MONTREAL — Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 86.7% in July, versus 85.6% in July 2013, an increase of 1.1 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 11.4%.
On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for July increased 12.7%. 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.
According to Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer, “system-wide, traffic grew 12.7%, led by significant growth in the U.S. transborder and Atlantic markets. This is the fourth consecutive month Air Canada has set new records system-wide for passengers boarded. These strong traffic results demonstrate that we are effectively executing on both our international growth plan and on our Air Canada rouge leisure strategy. We continue to build Toronto Pearson into a truly global hub for customers travelling between the United States and our international network, and on July 1 we inaugurated the only nonstop service between Toronto and Tokyo-Haneda with convenient daytime flights within easy access to downtown Tokyo.”