Air Canada Reports December and Full Year Load Factor

Published on : Saturday, January 9, 2016

air-canada2-300x250 (1)For the month of December, Air Canada reported a system-wide capacity increase of 7.3 per cent and a load factor of 81.6 per cent. On this additional capacity, traffic increased 6.0 per cent. 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 our highest ever load factor for the full year 2015,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. “In December, Air Canada generated greater traffic in all markets served and surpassed previous records for passengers boarded on two occasions during the month, with over 134,000 customers served on December 30th and over 131,000 on December 18th. These strong results underscore the effectiveness of our commercial strategy that contributed to Air Canada serving more than 41 million customers in 2015, an all-time record for the airline. I would like to wish our customers a Happy New Year and thank them for choosing Air Canada as their preferred carrier, and our employees for taking care of them throughout the year.”

 

December Q4 Full Year
2015 2014 Change 2015 2014 Change 2015 2014 Change
Traffic (RPMs mln) 5,288 4,988 +6.0% 15,302 14,090 +8.6% 67,545 61,616 +9.6%
Capacity (ASMs mln) 6,482 6,039 +7.3% 18,869 17,403 +8.4% 80,871 73,889 +9.4%
Load Factor 81.6% 82.6%    -1.0 pts 81.1% 81.0% +0.1 pts 83.5% 83.4% +0.1 pts
Canada RPMs 1,439 1,413 +1.8% 4,291 4,191 +2.4% 18,228 17,662 +3.2%
ASMs 1,772 1,703 +4.1% 5,222 5,023 +4.0% 21,961 21,225 +3.5%
LF 81.2% 83.0%    -1.8 pts 82.2% 83.4% -1.2 pts 83.0% 83.2% -0.2 pts
US
Transborder
RPMs 1,017 953 +6.7% 2,768 2,479 +11.7% 11,754 10,261 +14.6%
ASMs 1,327 1,216 +9.1% 3,493 3,122 +11.9% 14,300 12,518 +14.2%
LF 76.6% 78.4%    -1.8 pts 79.2% 79.4% -0.2 pts 82.2% 82.0% +0.2 pts
Atlantic RPMs 1,204 1,067 +12.8% 3,719 3,256 +14.2% 18,312 16,173 +13.2%
ASMs 1,485 1,259 +18.0% 4,755 4,124 +15.3% 22,092 19,637 +12.5%
LF 81.1% 84.7%    -3.6 pts 78.2% 79.0% -0.8 pts 82.9% 82.4% +0.5 pts
Pacific RPMs 1,057 1,034 +2.2% 3,202 2,967 +7.9% 13,537 12,376 +9.4%
ASMs 1,216 1,231 -1.2% 3,773 3,649 +3.4% 15,712 14,397 +9.1%
LF 86.9% 84.0%   +2.9 pts 84.9% 81.3% +3.6 pts 86.2% 86.0% +0.2 pts
Latin
America &
Caribbean
RPMs 571 521 +9.6% 1,322 1,197 +10.4% 5,714 5,144 +11.1%
ASMs 682 630 +8.3% 1,626 1,485 +9.5% 6,806 6,112 +11.4%
LF 83.7% 82.7%   +1.0 pts 81.3% 80.6% +0.7 pts 84.0% 84.2% -0.2 pts

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