WestJet Performance

WestJet Reports May Load Factor of 80.6 Per Cent

Airline increases traffic by 4.8%, flies a record 2.0 million guests for the month of May

WestJet

WestJet today announced May 2017 traffic results with a load factor of 80.6 per cent, second highest for May in WestJet's 21-year history. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 4.8 per cent year-over-year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 5.9 per cent over the same period. The airline flew a record 2.0 million guests in May, a year-over-year increase of 8.2 per cent or approximately 147,000 additional guests.

"We continue to be pleased with our strong traffic growth as a record number of guests chose to fly with us in May," said WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky. "I want to thank our more than 12,000 WestJetters who continue to deliver our award winning brand of friendly caring service each and every day."

May 2017 traffic results

 

May 2017

May 2016

Change

Load factor

80.6%

81.4%

(0.8 pts)

ASMs (billions)

2.511

2.371

5.9%

RPMs (billions)

2.023

1.931

4.8%

Year-to-date 2017

Year-to-date 2016

Change

Load factor

82.9%

81.7%

1.2 pts

ASMs (billions)

12.779

12.060

6.0%

RPMs (billions)

10.594

9.848

7.6%



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