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Air Canada Reports December and Full Year Load Factor

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Record load factor for full year 2015 with traffic increase of 9.6 per cent on capacity increase of 9.4 per cent

MONTREAL, Jan. 7, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month

of December, Air Canada reported a system-wide capacity increase of 7.3 per cent and a load factor of 81.6 per cent.  On this additional capacity, traffic increased 6.0 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity and Air Canada rouge®.

"I am pleased to report our highest ever load factor for the full year 2015," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "In December, Air Canada generated greater traffic in all markets served and surpassed previous records for passengers boarded on two occasions during the month, with over 134,000 customers served on December 30th and over 131,000 on December 18th.  These strong results underscore the effectiveness of our commercial strategy that contributed to Air Canada serving more than 41 million customers in 2015, an all-time record for the airline.  I would like to wish our customers a Happy New Year and thank them for choosing Air Canada as their preferred carrier, and our employees for taking care of them throughout the year."

 


December

Q4

Full Year


2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Traffic (RPMs mln)

5,288

4,988

+6.0%

15,302

14,090

+8.6%

67,545

61,616

+9.6%

Capacity (ASMs mln)

6,482

6,039

+7.3%

18,869

17,403

+8.4%

80,871

73,889

+9.4%

Load Factor

81.6%

82.6%

   -1.0 pts

81.1%

81.0%

+0.1 pts

83.5%

83.4%

+0.1 pts












Canada

RPMs

1,439

1,413

+1.8%

4,291

4,191

+2.4%

18,228

17,662

+3.2%

ASMs

1,772

1,703

+4.1%

5,222

5,023

+4.0%

21,961

21,225

+3.5%

LF

81.2%

83.0%

   -1.8 pts

82.2%

83.4%

-1.2 pts

83.0%

83.2%

-0.2 pts












US
Transborder

RPMs

1,017

953

+6.7%

2,768

2,479

+11.7%

11,754

10,261

+14.6%

ASMs

1,327

1,216

+9.1%

3,493

3,122

+11.9%

14,300

12,518

+14.2%

LF

76.6%

78.4%

   -1.8 pts

79.2%

79.4%

-0.2 pts

82.2%

82.0%

+0.2 pts












Atlantic

RPMs

1,204

1,067

+12.8%

3,719

3,256

+14.2%

18,312

16,173

+13.2%

ASMs

1,485

1,259

+18.0%

4,755

4,124

+15.3%

22,092

19,637

+12.5%

LF

81.1%

84.7%

   -3.6 pts

78.2%

79.0%

-0.8 pts

82.9%

82.4%

+0.5 pts












Pacific

RPMs

1,057

1,034

+2.2%

3,202

2,967

+7.9%

13,537

12,376

+9.4%

ASMs

1,216

1,231

-1.2%

3,773

3,649

+3.4%

15,712

14,397

+9.1%

LF

86.9%

84.0%

  +2.9 pts

84.9%

81.3%

+3.6 pts

86.2%

86.0%

+0.2 pts












Latin
America &
Caribbean

RPMs

571

521

+9.6%

1,322

1,197

+10.4%

5,714

5,144

+11.1%

ASMs

682

630

+8.3%

1,626

1,485

+9.5%

6,806

6,112

+11.4%

LF

83.7%

82.7%

  +1.0 pts

81.3%

80.6%

+0.7 pts

84.0%

84.2%

-0.2 pts

 

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2015 served more than 41 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 63 airports in Canada, 52 in the United States and 86 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,321 airports in 193 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

 

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