Air Canada has reported a September 2009 system
load factor of 79.7% on a consolidated basis with Jazz (from which
Air Canada purchases regional capacity), versus 79.9% in September
2008, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points. System traffic
decreased 2.1% on a capacity reduction of 2% system wide.
"In September, Air Canada recorded a load factor of 79.7% on a
consolidated basis with Jazz," said Calin Rovinescu, President and
Chief Executive Officer.
"This result is in line with last
year's record-setting load factor for the month and is
attributable to our on-going disciplined approach to
capacity management. I am particularly pleased to report
a strong performance of 83.5% load factor for the third
quarter, an increase of one percentage point from the
previous year, despite the impact of the weak economy on
the industry overall," Mr Rovinescu added.
"I commend our employees who exceeded both
Customer Satisfaction and On-Time Performance objectives for the
month, achieving on-time arrivals performance of 88%, a one
percentage point improvement over the same month a year ago."
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