WestJet January 2016 traffic showed a load factor of 80.1 percent, the airline said.
Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 7.8 percent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 7.0 percent over the same period. The airline flew a record 1.7 million guests in January, a year-over-year increase of 7.4 percent or approximately 119,000 additional guests.
In January, WestJet announced its 2016 summer schedule, including additions to its Toronto hub and enhanced schedules for business travelers. WestJet´s 2016 summer schedule includes new non-stop service from Toronto to Nashville and Los Angeles as well as Calgary to Thunder Bay. Other additions to WestJet´s Toronto hub include increased service to Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Myrtle Beach. Routes with enhanced schedules for business travellers include Toronto to Ottawa, Montreal and Fredericton as well as between Ottawa and Halifax.
WestJet offers scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.