WestJet has announced May 2017 traffic results with a load factor of 80.6 per cent, the second highest for May in the company’s history.
Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 4.8 per cent year-over-year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 5.9 per cent over the same period. The airline flew a record two million guests in May, a year-over-year increase of 8.2 per cent or approximately 147,000 additional guests.
“We continue to be pleased with our strong traffic growth, as a record number of guests chose to fly with us in May,” said WestJet president and CEO, Gregg Saretsky. “I want to thank our more than 12,000 WestJetters who continue to deliver our award-winning brand of friendly caring service each and every day.”