Air Canada

Air Canada reports record June load factor of 85.7%

MONTREAL — Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 85.7% in June versus 85.0% in June 2013, an increase of 0.7 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 9.8%.

On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for June increased 10.6%. 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 10.6%, led by the U.S. transborder, Atlantic, Latin American and Caribbean markets. This is the third consecutive month Air Canada has set new records system-wide for passengers boarded, and on June 27 we achieved a new single day record of nearly 138,000 customers. These strong results demonstrate that we are effectively executing on both our international growth plan and on our Air Canada rouge leisure strategy, while we also continue to further strengthen our competitive position”.