MONTREAL — For the month of September, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 84.7%, versus 83.2% in September 2013, representing an increase of 1.5 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 7.3%.
On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for September increased 9.2%. 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, “these strong traffic results on a capacity increase of 7.3% for the month are a powerful indication of the effectiveness of our commercial strategy. Load factor of 87.2% for the third quarter was a record for the quarter as we continued to execute both our international growth plan and Air Canada rouge strategy. This year’s Ipsos Reid Business Traveller Survey released in September confirms that Air Canada is the preferred airline for frequent business travellers by a continuingly growing margin across the country.”