Posted on: 07 January 2015 by Ross McSweeny
WestJet has reported its December 2014 traffic results as well as data for the whole of last year.
Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased 5.1% year-over-year to 1.850 billion from 1.760 billion, while available seat miles (ASMs) grew 6.1 per cent to 2.286 billion from 2.155 billion over the same period. The load factor fell by 0.8 percentage points in to 80.9% in December 2014 from 81.7% in December 2013.
For the 2014 calendar year, the airline flew a record 19.7 million customers, a year-over-year increase of 6.3% or approximately 1.2 million additional passengers. RPMs rose by 6.3% to 20.829 billion from 19.591 billion while ASMs were increased by 6.7% to 25.584 billion from 23.971 billion, leading to a load factor decrease of 0.3 pp to 81.4% from 81.7%.
"We are very pleased with the strong traffic growth we saw throughout 2014," commented WestJet president and CEO Gregg Saretsky.