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WestJet announces June load factor of 72.9 per cent

July 6, 2009, Calgary -  WestJet today announced June traffic results with a load factor of 72.9 per cent.


July 6, 2009
By Carey Fredericks

July 6, 2009, Calgary –  WestJet today announced June traffic results with a load factor of 72.9 per cent. Revenue passenger miles (RPM) decreased 7.1 per cent year over year and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASM), declined 2.5 per cent over the same period.

"We continue to tackle the difficulties of a tough economy," said Sean Durfy, WestJet President and CEO. "Staying true to our fundamentals is extremely important in this challenging time for the airline industry. As we continue adapting to the demand environment, we are thankful for our WestJetters who are tirelessly demonstrating an overwhelming willingness to help us reduce costs, while ensuring that our guests are always experiencing exceptional service."

"We were pleased to receive the results of a study conducted by Leger Marketing, one of Canada's most well-known and reputable research firms, indicating that WestJet is Canada's preferred airline," added Sean Durfy. "Our brand and financial strength are big contributors to these results, as the travelling public recognizes that our business model is sustainable and that our guests can book with confidence."

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