Monday, 10 December 2018

WestJet load factor down 1.4%

Photo WestJet
Leading Canadian airline, WestJet released details of its November 2018 traffic results this week, which demonstrated the airline achieved a load factor of 81.0% across its network, down 1.4 from last years results.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 3.1% year over year, while capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 4.9% over the same period. WestJet welcomed an additional 33,000 guests in November, a year over year increase of 1.7%. Year to date traffic growth continues to outpace capacity additions.

"We achieved our third highest November load factor as capacity growth slowed in-line with previously disclosed adjustments" Ed Sims, WestJet President & CEO. "I want to thank every individual WestJetter for providing our guests with a safe and remarkable travel experience through the busy upcoming holiday season."
November 2018 traffic results

November 2018
November 2017
Change
Load factor
81.0%
82.4%
-1.4 pts.
ASMs (billions)
2.630
2.507
4.9%
RPMs (billions)
2.130
2.066
3.1%

Year to Date 2018
Year to Date 2017
Change
Load factor
83.8%
83.6%
0.2 pts.
ASMs (billions)
30.063
28.244
6.4%
RPMs (billions)
25.206
23.601
6.8%

Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, the company offers scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through airline partnerships. The holiday division WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.