WestJet reports September loads of 75.9%

WestJet reports September loads of 75.9%

CALGARY — WestJet reported September 2014 traffic results with a load factor of 75.9%.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 6.0% year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 6.8% over the same period.

The airline flew an all-time record 5.2 million guests in the third quarter, a year-over-year increase of 6.2% or approximately 306,000 additional guests.

“We are very pleased with the strong year over year traffic growth we saw in the third quarter, as we flew more than 5 million guests for the first time and achieved our third highest load factor for a third quarter at 83.1%,” said WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky.