4 April 2014
WestJet said it has announced March 2014 traffic results with a load factor of 84.0 per cent.
Revenue passenger miles increased 3.9 per cent year-over-year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles, grew 6.6 per cent over the same period. The airline flew 4.8 million guests in the first quarter, a year-over-year increase of 7.0 per cent or approximately 300,000 additional guests.
In March 2014, WestJet announced it had converted five of its 25 options to firm orders for Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2015. With the conversion of these options, WestJet will have a fleet of 25 Q400s by the end of 2015. These aircraft will serve new markets, increase frequencies between existing cities, and strengthen WestJet´s network by creating new connections between existing markets and optimizing capacity by time-of-day.
WestJet offers scheduled service to more than 85 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Its website is at www.westjet.com.