Friday, 8 June 2018

WestJet's May Numbers

Today WestJet announced May 2018 traffic results with a load factor of 82.2 percent, an increase of 1.6 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 7.5 percent year over year, while capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 5.4 percent over the same period. WestJet welcomed an additional 147,000 guests in May, a year-over-year increase of 7.5 percent.

"Although May presented extraordinary challenges, we are delighted that 2.1 million guests chose to fly with us," said WestJet President and CEO Ed Sims. "My sincere thanks go out to each individual WestJetter for their continued dedication to delivering our award-winning brand of friendly caring service."

May 2018 traffic results

May 2018
May 2017
Change
Load factor
82.2%
80.6%
1.6 pts
ASMs (billions)
2.646
2.511
5.4%
RPMs (billions)
2.174
2.023
7.5%

Year to Date 2018
Year to Date 2017
Change
Load factor
84.5%
82.9%
1.6 pts
ASMs (billions)
13.280
12.779
3.9%
RPMs (billions)
11.223
10.594
5.9%
In May, WestJet unveiled its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner livery, logo and cabin interior including the airline's first-ever business class cabin. Details, including images, video and an immersive 360-degree experience of each cabin, are available on the WestJet Dreamliner Hub at: https://787.westjet.com/
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