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Porter reports strong August load factor

Sept. 6, 2011, Toronto - Porter Airlines reported an August load factor of 68.7 per cent, 4.8 points higher than the previous year.


September 6, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

Despite the effect of Hurricane Irene, August saw best-ever total monthly passengers at over 210,000, and Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) also set a record for the fourth consecutive month.

Figures for the month show 118.8 million Available Seat Miles (ASMs) and 81.6 million RPMs.  ASMs grew 19.2 per cent from 99.7 million and RPMs increased 28.1 per cent from 63.7 million versus last year.

"August is one of the busiest months of the year and we're pleased to see significant year-over-year growth," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Figures for the full year are also impressive and we're looking to continue this momentum until year end."

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                   August
                  2011    2010    Change
RPMs
(millions)    81.6    63.7    +28.1%
ASMs
(millions)    118.8    99.7    +19.2%
Load factor    68.7%    63.9%    +4.8 pts
                Year-to-date
                  2011    2010    Change
RPMs
(millions)    489.1    369.5    +32.4%
ASMs
(millions)    827.8    702.9    +17.8%
Load factor    59.1%    52.6%    +6.5 pts