Air Canada Loads Up, WestJet Flat In October

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Air Canada continues to significantly add capacity and efficiently absorb it. For the month of October, Canada’s largest carrier reported a system-wide capacity increase of 8.6% coupled with a traffic increase of 9.4%. The end result was a load factor of 82.7%, in line with the previous record for the month set in 2012.

 

WestJet’s figures for the month were more modest. Traffic was up 0.3% on a capacity increase of 0.7%, resulting in 77.1% of seats being filled, a small decline from the same month in 2014.

 

"Air Canada generated greater traffic in all markets served led by the U.S. transborder, Pacific and Atlantic markets. These strong results demonstrate the effectiveness of our commercial strategy focusing on international growth,” said Calin Rovinescu, President & CEO.

 

In addition to the launch this week of non-stop service to DEL and DXB, in 2015 AC and AC rouge have introduced new international services to AMS from YYZ, VCE and MEX from YUL, and ITM from YVR.

 

AC has also announced that the airlines will start new international services beginning in 2016 to BNE, LYS, ICN, LGW, CMN, PRG, BUD, GLA and WAW. 





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