WestJet reports June load factor of 80%

WestJet has reported June 2016 traffic results with a load factor of 80.4 percent, an increase of 3.5 percentage points year-over-year, the company said.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased 12.3 percent year-over-year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 7.5 per cent over the same period. In the second quarter of 2016, the airline achieved a load factor of 80.8 per cent, an increase of 2.7 percentage points year-over-year, and flew 5.3 million guests, a year-over-year increase of 7.0 per cent or approximately 345,000 additional guests.

WestJet said it expects its RASM for the second quarter of 2016 to decline between 5.5 to 6.0 percent year-over-year, as compared to its previous guidance of a decline between 7.5 to 9.5 per cent year-over-year, with the difference driven by a higher second quarter load factor than previously expected.

WestJet is a Canada-based airline that offers scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through the company´s regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with other airlines, the company offers guests more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries.