WestJet November load factor down 1.9%

WestJet said it announced November 2015 traffic results with a load factor of 78.6 percent, a decrease of 1.9 percentage points year over year.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, decreased 2.7 percent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), declined 0.3 percent over the same period. The airline flew 1.5 million guests in November, approximately flat with the prior year, and achieved an on-time performance rate of 89.8 percent in the month, an improvement of 13.5 percentage points year over year.

“While loads across much of our network were generally in line with very strong prior year performance, softness in certain southern and Alberta markets resulted in a modest system load factor decline,” said WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky.