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Porter Airlines October load factor grows 4.7 points

Nov. 3, 2010, Toronto - Porter Airlines' passenger statistics for October 2010 produced a load factor of 56.3 per cent, based on 98.8 million ASMs (Available Seat Miles) and 55.7 million RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles).  This represents a 4.7 point load factor increase from 51.6 per cent in October 2009.  ASMs grew 29.7 per cent from 76.2 million and RPMs increased 41.7 per cent from 39.3 million over the same period.


November 3, 2010
By Carey Fredericks

We are seeing positive momentum continue with growth across all key measures," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.  "The Thanksgiving weekend posted record passenger numbers and our team members are doing an excellent job maintaining the high levels of service that Porter has become known for as the airline expands."

Traffic report

                                 October                         Year-to-date
                          2010    2009    Change    2010    2009    Change
RPMs (millions)    55.7     39.3      41.7%    479.0    235.2    103.7%
ASMs (millions)    98.8     76.2      29.7%    898.1    496.5    80.9%
Load factor          56.3%  51.6%  +4.7 pts  53.3%   47.4%  +5.9 pts

Porter had an industry-leading break-even load factor of 49 per cent in 2009.

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