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WestJet boasts record passenger numbers for August

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  •   09-05-2014  10:53 am

WestJet boasts record passenger numbers for August

WestJet reported today that it flew a record 1.9 million travellers last month, as the airline announced its August 2014 traffic results.

The August numbers represent an all-time record load factor of 89.3 per cent, an increase of 1.4 percentage points compared to the same period in 2013.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 7.4 per cent year over year to approximately two billion, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 5.7 per cent over the same period to nearly 2.3 billion. The 1.9 million guests who travelled with WestJet in August represent a year-over-year increase of seven per cent or approximately 126,000 additional guests.

The company also achieved an on-time performance rate of 77.6 per cent in the month, an improvement of 4.4 percentage points year over year.