Air Canada traffic up 0.3% in January

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Air Canada has posted a 0.3% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic during January.

Capacity was down by 0.1%, while the load factor grew by 0.3 percentage point to 79.4%, says the Montreal-based Star Alliance carrier.

Air Canada's domestic traffic rose 2.1% on a 1% increase in capacity, resulting in 0.8 percentage point growth in load factor to 78.5%.

Traffic on transborder routes to the USA grew by 1.4% and capacity increased by 2.5%, which resulted in a 0.8 percentage point fall in load factor to 74.5%.

Transatlantic traffic increased 3% on a 3.2% decline in capacity during the month, which resulted in 4.6 percentage point growth in load factor to 77.4%.

In the Pacific region, traffic grew by 1.7% and capacity rose by 6.1% which resulted in a 3.7 percentage point decline in load factor to 85.3%.

For other routes in Latin America and the Caribbean, traffic decreased by 9.8% and capacity was down 10.3%. The load factor rose 0.5 percentage point to 82.6%.