WestJet’s Sept. 2017 traffic results featured a load factor of 80.4 per cent, the highest quarterly load factor in its history, the company has announced.
The airline flew an all-time record high of 6.5 million guests in the third quarter of 2017, a year-over-year increase of 10.7 per cent or approximately 630,000 additional guests.
The results also show an increase of 0.5 percentage points year over year, with revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increasing 5.9 per cent year over year. Capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs) also grew 5.3 per cent over the same period.
“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 per cent, and flying an all-time quarterly record number of guests in our 21-year history,” said Gregg Saretsky, president and CEO, WestJet.
“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.”