WS has announced April 2016 traffic results with a load factor of 80.6%. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 5.5% year over year, surpassing capacity growth, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), of 5.0% over the same period.
The airline flew 1.7 million pax in April, a year over year increase of 5.1% or approximately 84,000 additional pax.
"We are pleased with our continued strong traffic growth as a record number of guests chose to fly with us in April," said WestJet President & CEO Gregg Saretsky. "My thanks go out to our more than 11,000 WestJetters for continuing to provide our guests with a remarkable experience as we look forward to launching our inaugural service to London Gatwick later this week."