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Porter Sept. load factor improves 8.2 points

Oct. 5, 2010, Toronto – Porter Airlines released traffic statistics for September 2010, indicating a year-over-year load factor improvement of 8.2 points to 55.8 per cent from 47.6 per cent.


October 5, 2010
By Carey Fredericks

Oct. 5, 2010, Toronto – Porter Airlines released traffic statistics for
September 2010, indicating a year-over-year load factor improvement of
8.2 points to 55.8 per cent from 47.6 per cent.

The September load factor is based on 96.4 million ASMs (Available Seat Miles) and 53.8 million RPMs.  ASMs grew 53.5 per cent from 62.8 million and RPMs increased 79.9 per cent from 29.9 million year-over-year.

The airline also flew approximately 56,000 more passengers in September compared to last year.

"Porter continues posting traffic figures with excellent gains across the board," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "We are especially pleased with numbers from recent months and anticipate a similarly strong conclusion to the calendar year."

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