Air Canada reports record load factors for December, full year 2013

Air Canada reports record load factors for December, full year 2013MONTREAL — For the month of December 2013, Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 82.7%, versus 82.1% in December 2013, an increase of 0.6 percentage points.

System traffic increased 4.8% on a system-wide capacity increase of 4.0%. For the full year 2013, load factor was a record 82.8%, versus 82.7%, an increase of 0.1 percentage points.

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, “led by an increase in traffic in the U.S. transborder market of 6.4%, Air Canada generated greater traffic for the month of December in all markets the airline serves with system wide growth of 4.8% on a capacity increase of 4.0%. These strong results, for both the month and full year, underscore the effectiveness of Air Canada’s disciplined capacity management and our award winning product”.