More than four million passengers flew with Air Canada this past August, representing a new company record for a single month.
The airline’s traffic results for last month reported a record system load factor of 89.8 per cent, versus 89.5 per cent in August 2013, representing an increase of 0.3 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 10.4 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for August increased 10.8 per cent.
The traffic results are reported on a system-wide basis, including Air Canada Rouge, which began operations on July 1, 2013, and regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.
According to Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu, August marks “the fifth consecutive month Air Canada has set new records for system-wide passenger load factor,” adding that the numbers are “led by significant increases in traffic in Atlantic and U.S. transborder markets.”