Air Canada Loads Surpass Capacity Increases In July
Air Canada has reported a record load factor of 87.3% for the month of July – on a system-wide capacity increase of 9.7%. July 2014’s load factor came in at 86.7%.
On the additional capacity alone, July traffic increased 10.5%. AC reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional carriers from which AC purchases capacity and Air Canada rouge.
"I am pleased to report a record load factor of 87.3% for the month of July, and surpassing previous records for having served the most customers in Air Canada's history," said Calin Rovinescu, President & Chief Executive Officer. "Air Canada generated greater traffic in all markets, resulting in unprecedented volumes of passengers.
“During the month, we saw consistently record breaking numbers during peak periods leading to our single-day, all-time record of more than 150,000 customers served on July 31st. System wide, traffic grew 10.5%, led by significant growth in the U.S. transborder and all international markets.
“These strong results underscore the effectiveness of our commercial strategy focusing on international growth and the strategic deployment of Air Canada rouge to compete more effectively in leisure markets. I would like to thank our employees for taking care of our customers while transporting them safely to their destinations during this peak travel time of the year."