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Canadian airlines fly fuller planes in January

File photo at Pearson Int'l Airport in Toronto.

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Canadian airlines ran fuller planes in January, as healthy demand for air travel continued into the new year.

Canada's biggest airline Air Canada said its system load factor for the month was 79.1 per cent, up from 78 per cent last year.

While, Canada's second-biggest airline WestJet Airlines reported a load factor of 79.9 per cent, compared with 77.8 per cent last year.

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Privately owned Porter Airlines also reported load factor of 55.7 per cent, 4 per cent higher than the previous year.

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