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
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
In addition to the
launch this week of non-stop service toDELandDXB, in 2015 AC and AC
rouge have introduced new international services to AMS from YYZ, VCE andMEXfrom YUL, andITMfromYVR.
AChas also announced that the airlines
will start new international services beginning in 2016 toBNE,LYS,ICN,LGW,CMN,PRG,BUD, GLAand WAW.