WestJet reports April load factor of 80.6 per cent

Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016

westjetWestJet today announced April 2016 traffic results with a load factor of 80.6 per cent. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 5.5 per cent year-over-year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 5.0 per cent over the same period. The airline flew 1.7 million guests in April, a year-over-year increase of 5.1 per cent or approximately 84,000 additional guests.

 

“We are pleased with our continued strong traffic growth as a record number of guests chose to fly with us in April,” said WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky. “My thanks go out to our more than 11,000 WestJetters for continuing to provide our guests with a remarkable experience as we look forward to launching our inaugural service to London Gatwick later this week.”

 

April 2016 traffic results

April 2016 April 2015 Change
Load factor 80.6% 80.2% 0.4 pts
ASMs (billions) 2.394 2.280 5.0%
RPMs (billions) 1.930 1.829 5.5%
Year-to-date 2016 Year-to-date 2015 Change
Load factor 81.7% 81.3% 0.4 pts
ASMs (billions) 9.689 9.099 6.5%
RPMs (billions) 7.918 7.395 7.1%

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