Air Canada And Canadian Airlines Report August Traffic

19th Sep 2000

Air Canada and Canadian Airlines flew
3.6 per cent more revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in August 2000 than flown by
the two carriers in the same month of 1999, according to preliminary traffic
figures. Capacity increased by 3.4 per cent, resulting in a passenger load
factor of 81.2 per cent, compared with 81.0 per cent in August 1999.

According to Danielle Poudrette, Vice President, Marketing, ``Despite the
uncertainty resulting from our pilot negotiations, traffic for the month of
August was strong and exceeded the capacity change. Load factors grew
strongly on domestic routes, where the network is undergoing redesign and in
transatlantic markets, where demand has been particularly robust. Traffic
growth on transborder and Pacific routes was strong and came close to meeting
the large capacity increases which resulted from the development of new



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