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Air Canada reports May traffic

June 6, 2011, Montreal - For the month of May, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 82.2 per cent, versus 82.0 per cent in May 2010, an increase of 0.2 percentage points.


June 6, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

System traffic increased 5.0 per cent on a system-wide capacity increase of 4.7 per cent.

Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.

"For the month of May, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 82.2 per cent," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Led by a 13 per cent increase on U.S. transborder routes, we generated greater traffic in all markets with system wide growth of 5 per cent, while overall capacity increased 4.7 per cent through higher utilization of our existing fleet.  These strong results reflect Air Canada's ongoing focus on operating the airline in a disciplined and efficient manner with respect to capacity and asset deployment. I thank our employees for their strong commitment to taking care of our customers and for safely transporting them to their destinations."


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