For the month of April, Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 83.3 per cent, versus 82.1 per cent in April 2013, an increase of 1.2 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 7.5 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for April increased 9.0 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including Air Canada rougeTM, which began operations on July 1, 2013, and regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.
"I am pleased to report a record load factor of 83.3 per cent for the month of April," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Air Canada generated greater traffic for the month of April in all markets the airline serves with system wide growth of 9.0 per cent on a capacity increase of 7.5 per cent, led by increases in traffic in Latin America, Caribbean, Atlantic and U.S. transborder markets. I would like to thank our employees for taking good care of our customers and transporting them safely to their destinations."