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WestJet passenger numbers up by 8.9% in June 2017

WestJet pax numbers up by 8.9% in June 2017

2017 07 18

2017 07 18

WestJet announced June 2017 traffic results, revealing a load factor of 82.9%, an increase of 2.5 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 8.9%  year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 5.7% over the same period. For the second quarter of 2017, the airline achieved a record load factor of 82.8%, an increase of 2.0 percentage points year over year, and flew a record 5.9 million guests, a year over year increase of 11.5% or approximately 608,000 additional guests.

"We are very pleased with our record-breaking traffic and load factor as we flew more guests, and achieved new records for both June and the second quarter, while celebrating WestJet Encore's fourth birthday," said WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky. "As we transition into the busy summer season, I want to sincerely thank our more than 12,000 WestJetters for their continued passion and commitment to providing our award winning brand of friendly caring service."

In June, WestJet launched its first non-stop flights within the province of Quebec with four flights daily connecting Quebec City and Montreal. This new route is the second of three the airline announced earlier this year.

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