Air Canada traffic down 0.2% in April

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Air Canada has posted a 0.2% year-on-year decrease in passenger traffic during April.

Capacity was up by 1%, while the load factor fell by 0.9 percentage points to 82.1%, says the Montreal-based Star Alliance carrier.

Air Canada's domestic traffic rose 4.3% on a 3% increase in capacity, resulting in 1 percentage point growth in load factor to 85.6%.

Traffic on transborder routes to the USA grew by 2.3% and capacity increased by 1.3%, which resulted in a 0.8 percentage point rise in load factor to 79.4%.

Transatlantic traffic decreased 2.7% on a 3.9% increase in capacity during the month, which resulted in 5.3 percentage point decline in load factor to 78.3%.

In the Pacific region, traffic declined 0.3% and capacity rose by 1.9% which resulted in a 1.9 percentage point decrease in load factor to 83.7%.

For other routes in Latin America and the Caribbean, traffic decreased by 11.2% and capacity was down 14.3%. The load factor rose 2.9 percentage points to 83.6%.