Air Canada load factor up three points in February

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Air Canada has posted three percentage point increase in load factor to 79.8% in February

Passenger traffic decreased 0.7% year-on-year, while capacity fell by 4.4%, says the Montreal-based Star Alliance carrier.

Air Canada's domestic traffic decreased 1.5%, while capacity declined 5%, resulting in a three percentage point growth in load factor to 84.1%.

Traffic on transborder routes to the USA slipped by 3.5% and capacity fell by 5.5%, which resulted in a 1.6 percentage point rise in load factor to 80%.

In the Atlantic region, traffic and capacity decreased 0.4% and 5.6%, respectively, which resulted in a 3.5 percentage point growth in load factor to 67.9%.

In the Pacific region, traffic grew by 9.6% and capacity rose by 3.7% which resulted in a 4.6 percentage point growth in load factor to 83.8%.

For other routes, traffic declined by 9% and capacity fell by 10.6%. The load factor rose 1.5 percentage points to 82.3%.