Air Canada reports record September load factor
Oct. 6, 2010, Montreal - For the month of September, Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 82.2 per cent on a consolidated basis with Jazz (from which Air Canada purchases regional capacity), versus 79.7 per cent in September 2009, an increase of 2.5 percentage points. System traffic increased 11.7 per cent on a system wide capacity increase of 8.4 per cent.
"I am very pleased to report a record load factor of 82.2 per cent for the month of September, on a consolidated basis with Jazz," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "These record load factor results are attributable to our commitment to deliver an award-winning product and to an increased utilization of our existing fleet as we pursue strategic opportunities in international markets. Led by over 21 per cent traffic growth in the Pacific, we recorded an increase in traffic in all markets – our tenth consecutive month of year-over-year traffic increases – for a system wide traffic increase of 11.7 per cent. I want to thank all our employees, throughout the company, for delivering on our service commitment to customers and meeting once again our Customer Satisfaction Objectives for the month."