Air Canada reports April traffic
May 5, 2011, Montreal - For the month of April, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 81.9 per cent, versus 82.4 per cent in April 2010, a decrease of 0.5 percentage points. System traffic increased 11.6 per cent on a system-wide capacity increase of 12.2 per cent. AirCanada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.
"For the month of April, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 81.9 per cent. Led by a 25.9 per cent increase over the Atlantic, system traffic grew 11.6 per cent compared to the previous year, driven in part by increased demand over the Easter holiday travel period," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "These strong results reflect our employees' commitment to offer an award-winning product that is earning our customers' loyalty. As Air Canada marks North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), I thank all of our employees for their hard work and dedication to the safe transportation of our customers year long."
In 2010 readership surveys, Global Traveler magazine readers voted Air Canada Best Airline in North America, and Business Traveler magazine readers voted Air Canada as the top airline in North America for Best Flight Attendants, Best In-Flight Services, Best Business Class Service, Best North American Airline for International Travel, as well as for Best Airline Web Site.