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WestJet reports July traffic statistics

WestJet has revealed its July 2014 traffic results, featuring a small load factor increase compared with July 2013.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) rose by 6.7% to 1.873 billion from 1.755 billion in July 2013. Available seat miles (ASMs) were increased by 6.6% to 2.249 billion from 2.110 billion over the respective periods. These figures created a 0.2 percentage point increase in the load factor, from 83.1% in July 2013 to 83.3% in July 2014.

The airline flew a record 1.8 million passengers in July, a year-over-year increase of 5.9% or more than 100,000 additional customers

WestJet president and CEO Gregg Saretsky said the company was very pleased with its year-over-year traffic growth, as it achieved its second-highest July load factor and set a new single-day record, flying 65,521 passengers on Thursday 31 July, a record which last one day when 66,072 customers flew with WestJet on 1 August.

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