Air Canada Reports Unconsolidated November Traffic

Air Canada flew 8.8 per cent more revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in November 1999 than in the same month of 1998, according to preliminary traffic figures. Traffic for November 1999 was 1,811 million RPMs compared to 1,665 million RPMs for the same period in 1998.

Total capacity for the month increased by 7.9 per cent on a year-over-year basis. Total available seat miles (ASMs) for November 1999 were 2,781 million compared to 2,577 million in November 1998.

The network passenger load factor for November 1999 was 65.1 per cent, compared with 64.6 per cent in November 1998.

“November`s capacity growth was driven by improved aircraft utilization through our Toronto hub as well as by the addition of the new A330 delivered in late October,” said Lise Fournel, Senior Vice President, Commercial. “Moreover, traffic was stimulated by the implementation of two successful seat sales as well as increased sales to groups, resulting in improved load factors.”

System cargo traffic for the month rose 6.8 per cent to 79 million revenue ton miles.