Air Canada reports record January load factor of 80%

Air Canada reports record January load factor of 80%MONTREAL — Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 80.0% in January compared to 79.4% in January 2013, an increase of 0.6 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 3.0%.

On this additional capacity, system traffic for January increased 3.7%. 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, “Air Canada generated greater traffic for the month of January in all markets the airline serves led by increases in traffic in Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. transborder markets. I would like to thank our employees for their hard work taking care of customers while transporting them safely to their destinations despite the challenges of severe winter weather during the month at our Canadian hubs”.