Air Canada reports load factor of 83.5% for April

Air Canada reported a record load factor and increased passenger traffic for April, with the mainline carrier flying 83.5% full during the month. The mainline carrier reported a 1.0% traffic increase in April 2008 and a capacity increase of 0.6%, resulting in a record load factor of 83.5% for the month compared to 83.2% in April 2007; an increase of 0.3 percentage points.

Jazz, from which Air Canada purchases regional capacity, also flew with fuller planes during the month. Its load factor was 74.9% compared to 74.0% in April 2007; an increase of 0.9 percentage points. During April, Jazz’ traffic decreased 1.1% compared to April 2007 and capacity decreased by 2.3%.

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