Air Canada reports record July traffic results

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MONTREAL, Canada – For the month of July, Air Canada reported a system-wide capacity increase of 9.7 percent and a record system load factor of 87.3 percent, versus 86.7 percent in July 2014.

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MONTREAL, Canada – For the month of July, Air Canada reported a system-wide capacity increase of 9.7 percent and a record system load factor of 87.3 percent, versus 86.7 percent in July 2014. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for July increased 10.5 percent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity and Air Canada rouge®.

“I am pleased to report a record load factor of 87.3 percent for the month of July, and surpassing previous records for having served the most customers in Air Canada’s history,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Air Canada generated greater traffic in all markets, resulting in unprecedented volumes of passengers. During the month, we saw consistently record breaking numbers during peak periods leading to our single-day, all-time record of more than 150,000 customers served on July 31st. System wide, traffic grew 10.5 percent, led by significant growth in the U.S. transborder and all international markets. These strong results underscore the effectiveness of our commercial strategy focusing on international growth and the strategic deployment of Air Canada rouge to compete more effectively in leisure markets. I would like to thank our employees for taking care of our customers while transporting them safely to their destinations during this peak travel time of the year.”

July Year to Date
2015 2014 Change 2015 2014 Change
Traffic (RPMs mln) 7,043 6,374 +10.5% 38,825 35,334 +9.9%
Capacity (ASMs mln) 8,070 7,354 +9.7% 46,537 42,540 +9.4%
Load Factor 87.3% 86.7% +0.6 pts 83.4% 83.1% +0.3 pts

Canada RPMs 1,920 1,866 +2.9% 10,250 9,921 +3.3%
ASMs 2,274 2,197 +3.5% 12,365 12,055 +2.6%
LF 84.4% 84.9% -0.5 pts 82.9% 82.3% +0.6 pts

US
Transborder RPMs 1,060 921 +15.1% 7,055 6,113 +15.4%
ASMs 1,216 1,071 +13.5% 8,482 7,392 +14.7%
LF 87.2% 86.0% +1.2 pts 83.2% 82.7% +0.5 pts

Atlantic RPMs 2,313 2,026 +14.2% 10,114 8,915 +13.4%
ASMs 2,625 2,347 +11.8% 12,323 11,080 +11.2%
LF 88.1% 86.3% +1.8 pts 82.1% 80.5% +1.6 pts

Pacific RPMs 1,300 1,167 +11.4% 7,758 7,117 +9.0%
ASMs 1,452 1,286 +12.9% 9,073 8,173 +11.0%
LF 89.6% 90.7% -1.1 pts 85.5% 87.1% -1.6 pts

Latin
America &
Caribbean RPMs 450 394 +14.2% 3,648 3,268 +11.6%
ASMs 503 453 +11.0% 4,294 3,840 +11.8%
LF 89.5% 87.0% +2.5 pts 85.0% 85.1% -0.1 pts

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 190 destinations on five continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2014 served more than 38 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 Canadian cities, 52 destinations in the United States and 78 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,321 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.

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