WestJet reports record December load factor



WestJet has announced December 2017 traffic results with a load factor of 83.6 per cent, an increase of 2.8 percentage points year over year, the company said.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 9.8 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 6.0 per cent over the same period. The airline flew a record 2.1 million guests in December, a year-over-year increase of 10.0 per cent or approximately 190,000 additional guests.

In December, WestJet and Delta Air Lines announced an agreement to form a commercial joint venture which will offer customers access to an extensive transborder route network, world-class airline products, enhanced frequent flyer benefits, shared airport facilities and amenities, and a more seamless travel experience. The joint venture arrangement is subject to execution of definitive arrangements, board approvals and applicable regulatory approvals in Canada and the United States.

WestJet was named Best Airline in Canada and one of the best Low Cost Airlines in North America, based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on Trip Advisor, the world´s largest travel site. It is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information, visit westjet.com.