WestJet reports April load factor of 86%

WestJet announced April 2018 traffic results with a load factor of 86.0 per cent, an increase of 1.2 percentage points year over year, the company said.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 2.8 per cent year over year, while capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 1.4 per cent over the same period. WestJet welcomed an additional 100,000 guests in April, a year-over-year increase of 5.1%.

In April, WestJet announced two non-stop routes offering Canadian travellers even greater choices for connectivity and convenience this summer. Starting June 29, WestJet will begin service between London, Ontario and Vancouver and between Quebec City and Calgary. WestJet´s limited-edition flights will be offered only during the peak summer travel season.

WestJet also officially launched service between Halifax and London Gatwick on April 30th marking the start of daily, non-stop service between the two cities. This is the first time the airline has used its newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-8 MAX for transatlantic travel.

Together with WestJet´s regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.