Monthly Archives: September 2010

TOURISM IN CANADA IN THE SUMMER OF ’10

Canada’s major airlines report high load factors for the summer of 2010 – Air Canada reported a factor of 86.8% in August, matching last year’s record high, and WestJet announced its load factor for August at 82.2%. WestJet’s revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased by 8.2% year over year and capacity (flights and seats) grew 11.3%. Air Canada’s RPMs increased by 7.1% and capacity increased by 7.0%. WestJet also reported a July increase in RPMs by 18.2% over last year, plus an 11.9% increase in capacity. Continue reading …