For May 2009, Air Canada reported a load factor
of 79.5% on a consolidated basis with Jazz, versus 83.2% in May
2008, a decrease of 3.7 percentage points.
System traffic decreased 10.3% on a
capacity reduction of 6.1% system wide.
Air Canada mainline
reported a load factor of 81% in May 2009 compared to 84.3% in
May 2008; a decrease of 3.3 percentage points.
carrier flew 10.4% fewer revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in May
2009 than in May 2008 on a capacity decrease of 6.7%.
from which Air Canada purchases regional capacity, reported a load
factor of 65.6%, a decrease of 6.8 percentage points from 72.4% in
Capacity increased by 0.2% from May 2008 and the carrier
flew 9.2% fewer RPMs than in the previous May.
Calin Rovinescu, President and
Chief Executive Officer said, "Despite downward pressure on travel
demand due to the weakened economy and concerns over the H1N1
influenza virus, we were able to maintain a relatively stable
performance during the month. We will continue to manage capacity
in a disciplined manner and this includes redeploying capacity to pursue new strategic revenue generation
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