Record January load factor for WestJet

WestJet has announced that its January 2012 traffic results feature a record load factor of 79.9%.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased by 11.5% year-over-year to 1,532 million from 1,374 million. Available seat miles (ASMs) grew by 8.6% over the same period to 1,918 million from 1,766 million. The load factor thus rose to the record 79.9% from last January’s 77.8%.

“We are very happy with this strong start to 2012 and the new record January load factor. Our capacity increases are being nicely absorbed and the healthy demand for air travel has continued into the new year,” remarked WestJet president and CEO Gregg Saretsky. “I thank WestJetters for their high level of engagement and ongoing contributions to the profitable growth of our airline.”

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