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Press release from CNW Group

Air Canada Reports May Load Factor

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Air Canada Reports May Load Factor

07:00 EDT Thursday, June 06, 2013

MONTREAL, June 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of May, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 81.8 per cent, versus 81.7 per cent in May 2012, an increase of 0.1 percentage points.  System traffic increased 2.9 per cent on a system-wide capacity increase of 2.8 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.

"I am pleased Air Canada is reporting solid traffic results for the month of May, led by strong gains of more than six per cent in the Atlantic market. The increase in our load factor to 81.8 per cent over the prior year indicates we continue to manage our capacity effectively and that our planes are flying fuller as customers keep choosing Air Canada. I thank our employees for taking care of our customers, not only transporting them safely but also by maintaining their focus on our ongoing operational improvement initiatives that resulted in a 30 per cent year-over-year increase in On Time Performance in May," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.

 
  May Year to Date
  2013 2012 Change 2013 2012 Change
Traffic (RPMs mln) 4,650 4,520 +2.9% 22,091 21,828 +1.2%
Capacity (ASMs mln) 5,683 5,530 +2.8% 27,151 27,126 +0.1%
Load Factor 81.8% 81.7% +0.1 pts 81.4% 80.5% +0.9 pts
               
Canada RPMs 1,394 1,357 +2.7% 6,279 6,125 +2.5%

ASMs

1,768 1,725 +2.5% 7,656 7,596 +0.8%
LF 78.8% 78.7% +0.1 pts 82.0% 80.6% +1.4 pts
               
US
Transborder
RPMs 648 634 +2.2% 4,017 3,961 +1.4%

ASMs

826 845 -2.2% 5,088 5,082 +0.1%
LF 78.5% 75.0% +3.5 pts 79.0% 77.9% +1.1 pts
               
Atlantic RPMs 1,295 1,219 +6.2% 4,772 4,670 +2.2%

ASMs

1,534 1,450 +5.8% 6,051 6,015 +0.6%
LF 84.4% 84.1% +0.3 pts 78.9% 77.6% +1.3 pts
               
Pacific RPMs 1,009 1,014 -0.5% 4,655 4,523 +2.9%

ASMs

1,175 1,137 +3.3% 5,462 5,281 +3.4%
LF 85.9% 89.2% 3.3 pts 85.2% 85.6% 0.4 pts
               
Latin
America &
Caribbean*
RPMs 304 296 +2.7% 2,368 2,549 -7.1%

ASMs

380 373 +1.9% 2,894 3,152 -8.2%
LF 80.0% 79.4% +0.6 pts 81.8% 80.9% +0.9 pts

* Australia has been reclassified to "Pacific" from "Latin America, Caribbean & Other."

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents.  Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and in 2012 served close to 35 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 59 Canadian cities, 53 destinations in the United States and 67 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,329 destinations in 194 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers as Best International Airline in North America in 2012 for the third consecutive year.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com.

 

 

SOURCE: Air Canada

For further information:

Isabelle Arthur (Montréal)  514 422-5788

Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto)  416 263-5576

Angela Mah (Vancouver)  604 270-5741

Internet :  aircanada.com

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