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WestJet reports a record April load factor of 84.0 per cent

May 5, 2010, Calgary - WestJet has announced April traffic results with a record load factor of 84.0 per cent.


May 5, 2010
By Carey Fredericks

May 5, 2010, Calgary – WestJet has announced April traffic results with a record load factor of 84.0 per cent. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased 12.1 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 8.3 per cent over the same period. The airline flew an additional 70,000 guests in April 2010 compared to April 2009.

"We are very pleased to report double-digit improvements in traffic and our highest-ever April load factor while growing capacity," said WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky. "We can attribute this successful growth to our expansion in southern markets and the ongoing contributions that WestJet Vacations is making to our business."