WestJet Reports Highest Load Factor In 21-Year History

WestJet has announced August 2017 traffic results with a load factor of 90.6 per cent, an increase of 4.1 percentage points year over year, the company said.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 10.6 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 5.6 per cent over the same period. The airline flew an all-time monthly record of 2.3 million guests in August, a year-over-year increase of 13.8 per cent or approximately 288,000 additional guests.

In August, WestJet announced an enhancement to its codeshare partnership with Air France-KLM by launching the earn phase of the airlines´ reciprocal frequent flyer agreement. Passengers can now accumulate their choice of Flying Blue Miles or WestJet dollars on all WestJet, Air France, and KLM flights, opening 137 new destinations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for Reward travel for our guests. Also in August, WestJet announced it will begin serving Denver International Airport daily from Calgary International Airport starting March 8, 2018.

WestJet offers scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. It is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information, visit westjet.com.