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Air Canada reports record load factors for December and the full year of 2012

Air Canada (Montreal) for the month of December 2012, reported a record system load factor of 82.1 per cent, versus 81.0 per cent in December 2011, an increase of 1.1 percentage points.  System traffic increased 3.2 per cent on a system-wide capacity increase of 1.8 per cent. For the full year 2012, load factor was a record 82.7 per cent, versus 81.6 per cent, an increase of 1.1 percentage points.  Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.

“For both the month of December and full year 2012, Air Canada achieved record load factors of 82.1 and 82.7 per cent, respectively,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Led by increases in traffic in the U.S. transborder market of 6.6 per cent and in the Atlantic market of 5.1 per cent, Air Canada generated greater traffic for the month of December in all markets the airline serves with system wide growth of 3.2 per cent on a capacity increase of 1.8 per cent through higher utilization of our existing fleet.  These strong results, for both the month and full year, underscore the effectiveness of Air Canada’s disciplined capacity management and our award winning product.  I want to thank our employees for taking care of the more than 33 million customers Air Canada served in 2012 and, above all, transporting them safely to their destination. Their professionalism and efforts in earning our customers’ loyalty have been recognized by many industry awards, including the selection of Air Canada by frequent world travelers as the Best International Airline in North America.”

DECEMBER Q4 YEAR-TO-DATE
2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change
Traffic (RPMs mln) 4,394 4,256 +3.2% 12,574 12,064 +4.2% 55,646 54,223 +2.6%
Capacity (ASMs mln) 5,349 5,253 +1.8% 15,485 15,290 +1.3% 67,271 66,460 +1.2%
Load Factor 82.1% 81.0% +1.1 pts 81.2% 78.9% +2.3 pts 82.7% 81.6% +1.1 pts
Canada RPMs 1,272 1,259 +1.0% 3,831 3,708 +3.3% 16,403 15,971 +2.7%
ASMs 1,520 1,550 -1.9% 4,591 4,588 +0.1% 19,858 19,666 +1.0%
LF 83.7% 81.2% +2.5 pts 83.4% 80.8% +2.6 pts 82.6% 81.2% +1.4 pts
US
Transborder
RPMs 771 723 +6.6% 2,063 1,979 +4.2% 8,921 8,649 +3.1%
ASMs 1,020 958 +6.5% 2,696 2,625 +2.7% 11,409 11,094 +2.8%
LF 75.6% 75.5% +0.1 pts 76.5%    75.4% +1.1 pts 78.2% 78.0% +0.2 pts
Atlantic RPMs 933 888 +5.1% 2,837 2,687 +5.6% 13,951 13,675 +2.0%
ASMs 1,109 1,100 +0.8% 3,583 3,580 +0.1% 16,845 16,839 0%
LF 84.1% 80.7% +3.4 pts 79.2% 75.1% +4.1 pts 82.8% 81.2% +1.6 pts
Pacific RPMs 806 792 +1.8% 2,403 2,287 +5.1% 10,013 9,706 +3.2%
ASMs 944 909 +3.9% 2,779 2,716 +2.3% 11,383 11,192 +1.7%
LF 85.4% 87.1% -1.7 pts 86.5% 84.2% +2.3 pts 88.0% 86.7% +1.3 pts
Other* RPMs 612 594 +3.0% 1,440 1,403 +2.6% 6,358 6,222 +2.2%
ASMs 756 736 +2.7% 1,836 1,781 +3.1% 7,776 7,669 +1.4%
LF 81.0% 80.7% +0.3 pts 78.4% 78.8% -0.4 pts 81.8% 81.1% +0.7 pts

* Includes Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Boeing 767-333 ER C-FMWY (msn 25587) arrives at London (Heathrow). The airliner wears special “15 Years 1997 – 2012” markings on the Star Alliance color scheme.

Air Canada: AG Slide Show

Air Canada and South African Airways sign a code share agreement

Air Canada (Montreal) and South African Airways (SAA) (Johannesburg) have announced today a code share agreement that will make it substantially easier for customers to travel between Canada and South Africa . Effective December 13, 2012 , customers connecting between the carriers in London or New York will be able to book a single itinerary and make seamless connections. In addition, as both airlines belong to the Star Alliance , customers can benefit from reciprocal frequent flier accumulation or redemption and lounge access for eligible customers.

SAA will code share on Air Canada-operated flights between London and Vancouver , London and Toronto , and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Toronto (including flights operated by Air Canada Express). Air Canada will in turn code share on SAA-operated services between London and Johannesburg , New York and Johannesburg , and Johannesburg and Cape Town .

With both airlines being members of Star Alliance , the world’s largest airline network, customers will continue to enjoy the benefit of earning and redeeming frequent flier miles through Aeroplan or the SAA Voyager program when flying on the code share services and throughout their respective global networks.

Top Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Boeing 767-333 ER C-FMWQ (msn 25584) of Air Canada arrives at Geneva.

Air Canada: AG Slide Show

South African Airways: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. South African’s Boeing 737-85F ZS-SJM (msn 30476) arrives at the Johannesburg hub. SAA operates both the Airbus A319/A320 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft groups on domestic and regional routes.