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WestJet reports record January load factor of 76.2 per cent

Feb. 5, 2008, Calgary - WestJet today announced January traffic results with a record load factor of 76.2 per cent.


February 5, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

Feb. 5, 2008, Calgary – WestJet today announced January traffic results with a record load factor of
76.2 per cent. This was accompanied by a capacity increase of 15.7 per
cent, measured in available seat miles, and an improvement in revenue
passenger miles of 16.2 per cent.

"Our strategy of seasonally adjusting the deployment of our
capacity continues to produce improved year-over-year results. We
turned what was traditionally the slowest demand period in the Canadian
airline industry into a strong and rewarding time for our airline,"
explained WestJet President and CEO Sean Durfy. "Our great guest
experience, modern fleet of aircraft and expanded network are fuelling
our growth within Canada as well as into our U.S., Caribbean and
Mexican destinations."




January 2008 Traffic Results


January 2008 January 2007 Per cent change
Load Factor 76.2% 75.9% 0.3 pts.
Available Seat Miles (ASM) 1.357 billion 1.173 billion 15.7%
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPM) 1.034 billion 0.890 billion 16.2%


 

Sean Durfy continued, "We are off to a strong start in 2008 as
illustrated by our January load factor, with RASM showing
year-over-year improvement. Thank you to WestJetters for their
exceptional spirit in working through this challenging winter and
continuing to build the great reputation of our WestJet brand."