Air Canada flew 5.4 per cent more revenue
passenger miles (RPMs) in March 2001 than flown by Air Canada and Canadian
together in the same month of 2000, according to preliminary traffic figures.
Capacity increased by 1.2 per cent, resulting in a load factor of 76.9 per
cent, compared with 73.8 per cent in March 2000.
According to Danielle Poudrette, Vice President Marketing, “Load factors
increased in all major geographic market segments, based on improved network
design and continued tightening of capacity. We continue to experience the
effect of weaker North American business travel and remain focussed on
adjusting capacity with market demand and re-deploying aircraft to new
markets, if necessary. The adjustments now being made are designed to keep
capacity flat in 2001.”