For the month of June 2009, Air Canada recorded
a load factor of 80.9% on a consolidated basis with Jazz,
versus 82.2% in June 2008, a decrease of 1.3 percentage
System traffic decreased 9.1% on a capacity reduction of 7.6% system wide.
Air Canada mainline
reported a load factor of 82.2% in June 2009 compared to
83.1% in June 2008; a decrease of 0.9 percentage points.
The mainline carrier flew 9.4% fewer revenue passenger
miles (RPMs) in June 2009 than in June 2008 on a capacity decrease
Jazz, from which Air Canada purchases regional
capacity, reported a load factor of 68.2%, a decrease of
5 percentage points from 73.2% in June 2008. Capacity
increased by 1.5% from June 2008 and the carrier flew 5.4% fewer RPMs than in the previous June.
"For the month
of June, Air Canada recorded a load factor of 80.9% on a
consolidated basis with Jazz," said Calin Rovinescu, President and
Chief Executive Officer. "Our disciplined approach to capacity
management continues to produce relatively stable load factors
across our network, despite the on-going negative impact of a weak
economy on the industry overall."
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