Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013
WestJet announced January 2013 traffic results with a record load factor of 80.9 per cent. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 7.7 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 6.4 per cent over the same period. The airline flew 1.5 million guests in January, a year-over-year increase of 6.4 per cent or approximately 87,500 additional guests.
“Positive momentum continues into 2013 as January marks our seventh consecutive monthly load factor record,” stated WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky. “Our forward bookings remain strong and I want to thank the entire WestJet team for their energy and efforts in continuing to deliver a remarkable guest experience.”