WestJet Performance

WestJet Reports May Load Factor of 82.2 Per Cent

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

"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.



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