WestJet announces September traffic statistics

WestJet has reported its preliminary traffic results for September 2014.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased 6.0% to 1.505 billion from 1.420 billion in September last year. Available seat miles (ASMs) grew 6.8% to 1.982 billion from 1.855 billion over the same period.

These figures meant a slight drop – 0.7 percentage points – in the load factor to 75.9% from 76.6%.

"We are very pleased with the strong year-over-year traffic growth we saw in the third quarter, as we flew more than 5 million guests for the first time and achieved our third highest load factor for a third quarter at 83.1%," noted WestJet president and CEO Gregg Saretsky.

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