WestJet Fills 2016’s Increased Capacity

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WestJet has announced its December 2016 traffic results with a load factor of 80.8%, an increase of 1.6 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 9.1% year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 7.1% over the same period.

In Q4 2016, the airline flew a record 5.4 million pax, a year-over-year increase of 11.0% or approximately 531,000 additional pax. For the full-year of 2016, the airline flew a record 22.0 million pax, a year-over-year increase of 8.2% or approximately 1.7 million additional pax.

"We are very pleased with the double-digit traffic growth in 2016 as we achieved our 2nd highest full-year load factor of 81.8% and welcomed a record 22 million guests on board," said WestJet President & CEO Gregg Saretsky. "I want to thank our over 12,000 WestJetters for continuing to deliver our award winning brand of friendly caring service during this busy holiday season."

 





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