WestJet’s February 2015 load factor was a very solid 84.3%, as traffic increased 3.3% year over year on a capacity increase of 3.7%.
The airline flew 1.6 million pax in February, a year-over-year increase of 2.8% or approximately 44,000 additional pax, and achieved an on-time performance rate of 75.8% for in month, a year-over-year improvement of 6.7 percentage points.
"We are pleased with our continued traffic growth, achieving our 3rd highest ever February load factor as we celebrated WestJet's 19th birthday," said WestJet President & CEO Gregg Saretsky.
Highlights of the month included WestJet Encore launching new, non-stop service between Edmonton and Kamloops. Also in February, the carrier launched new, seasonal non-stop service between Calgary and Loreto, representing the airline's 8th destination in Mexico.