Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013
Porter Airlines completed January with a traffic increase of 0.8 per cent, representing passenger growth of 1.2 per cent for the month. Capacity grew by 4.7 per cent, which resulted in a load factor of 53.6%, a decline of 2.1 points from last year.
Figures for January show 116.9 million Available Seat Miles (ASMs) and 62.7 million Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), compared to 111.6 million ASMs and 62.2 million RPMs last year.
“These results are good for January, which is typically the slowest period of the entire calendar year,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “Porter Escapes, our new leisure vacation package division, is receiving an excellent response from customers and is only beginning to contribute to increased passenger numbers as we expected. Ski trips to Mont Tremblant, Vermont and the Quebec City region are among the most popular options at the moment.”
source: Porter Airlines