Saturday, 14 October 2017

WestJet achieves its highest quarterly load factor in its 21-year history

WestJet today announced September 2017 traffic results with a load factor of 80.4 percent an increase of 0.5 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 5.9 percent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 5.3 percent over the same period. In the third quarter of 2017, the airline flew an all-time record high of 6.5 million guests, a year-over-year increase of 10.7 percent or approximately 630,000 additional guests.

"We are very pleased with our strong traffic growth, as we reported record load factors each month this quarter, which translated into achieving both our highest ever quarterly load factor of 85.7 percent, and flying an all-time quarterly record number of guests in our 21-year history," said WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky. "I want to sincerely thank our over 13,000 WestJetters for continuing to deliver our award-winning brand of friendly caring service as we transition through our shoulder period into the busy winter season."

Read on for the figures



September 2017 traffic results

September 2017
September 2016
Change
Load factor
80.4%
79.9%
0.5 pts
ASMs (billions)
2.488
2.363
5.3%
RPMs (billions)
1.999
1.887
5.9%

Third quarter 2017
Third quarter 2016
Change
Load factor
85.7%
84.0%
1.7 pts
ASMs (billions)
8.077
7.635
5.8%
RPMs (billions)
6.922
6.414
7.9%

Year-to-date 2017
Year-to-date 2016
Change
Load factor
83.9%
82.3%
1.6 pts
ASMs (billions)
23.339
22.045
5.9%
RPMs (billions)
19.575
18.152
7.8%






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