Porter reports load factor increase of 12.4 pp for June

Porter Airlines has announced that it achieved a 64.6% load factor in June, 12.4 percentage points (pp) better than in June 2010.

Passenger numbers, ASMs (available seat miles) and RPMs (revenue passenger miles) all set new records for the second consecutive month.

Figures for the month show 75.3 million RPMs generated, an increase of 47.9% from 50.9 million last June. ASMs grew by 19.5% to 116.6 million from 97.6 million for the respective periods. More than 203,000 passengers travelled with Porter in June compared with 136,000 in 2010.

“These excellent results include our single busiest passenger day on 30 June, prior to the Canada Day and Independence Day long weekends,” commented Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “It’s rewarding for everyone at Porter to see growth like this as we attract more customers by delivering a service-oriented passenger experience.”

In the first half of 2011 (1H11), Porter increased its RPMs by 35.0% to 330.1 million from 244.5million in 1H10. ASMs were increased by 17.7% for the respective periods to 593.2 million from 504.1 million. The average load factor for 1H11 was 55.6%, up by 7.1 pp over 1H10’s figure of 48.5%.

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