WestJet March load factor of 85.6%

WestJet announced March 2018 traffic results with a load factor of 85.6 per cent, an increase of 1.5 percentage points year over year, the company said.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 7.0 per cent year over year, while capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 5.2 per cent over the same period. WestJet flew a record 2.2 million guests in March, a year-over-year increase of 6.7 per cent or approximately 136,000 additional guests.

In March, WestJet officially launched inaugural service to Mexico City from Calgary and Vancouver, further solidifying our position as the Canadian airline with the most flights to Mexico. WestJet also became the first Canadian airline operating nonstop from Calgary to Denver.

Swoop, Canada´s first true ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), announced the addition of a fourth Boeing 737-800 aircraft, and an increased weekly frequency schedule out of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. Swoop announced its initial schedule on February 1, with service starting from Abbotsford, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton and Winnipeg.