WestJet hits record month for October passenger traffic

WestJet has announced its October 2017 traffic results, with the airline’s two million passengers last month representing a new record – and a year-over-year increase of 9.4 per cent, or around 169,000 additional passengers.

The results saw the airline announce a load factor of 81.7 per cent, a growth of 2 percentage points year over year, in addition to a 4.5 per cent year over year increase of revenue passenger miles (RPMs). Capacity, measured in available seat miles, grew 1.9 per cent over the same period.

“We are very pleased with our fifth consecutive month of record load factors, as we also flew a record number of guests in October,” said Gregg Saretsky, president and CEO, WestJet.

“My sincere thanks go out to our over 13,000 WestJetters for their continuing passion and commitment as we transition into the busy holiday season.”