WestJet posts 80.9% load factor in January

WestJet has announced January 2014 traffic results with a load factor of 80.9%, maintaining the figure achieved last January.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased 8.4% year over year to 1.789 billion from 1.650 billion, while available seat miles (ASMs) grew 8.3% to 2.211 billion from 2.041 billlion over the same period. The airline flew 1.6 million passengers in January, a year-over-year increase of 8.8% or approximately 129,000 additional customers.

“We have had a great start to the year by tying our load factor record for January, as we saw strong traffic growth and welcomed more guests into our growing network,” remarked WestJet president and CEO Gregg Saretsky.

In January, WestJet announced its most comprehensive summer schedule yet, adding five new routes, increasing frequency on 20 existing routes across its network, and moving five seasonal routes to year-round service.

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