Air Canada has posted a 1.9% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic during July.
Capacity was up by 2.3%, while the load factor fell by 0.3 percentage points to 85.6%, says the Montreal-based Star Alliance carrier.
Air Canada's domestic traffic rose 1.3% on a 2.8% increase in capacity, resulting in a 1.2 percentage point decline in load factor to 82.8%.
Traffic on transborder routes to the US grew by 19.8% and capacity increased by 14.3%, which resulted in a 3.9 percentage point rise in load factor to 84%.
Transatlantic traffic decreased 4.7% on a 6.3% decline in capacity during the month, contributing to load factor growth of 1.6 percentage points to 89.1%.
In the Pacific region, traffic rose 7% and capacity rose by 12.8%, which resulted in a 4.7 percentage point decline in load factor to 86.4%.
For other routes in Latin America and the Caribbean, traffic and capacity both fell by 16% each. The load factor remained flat at 87.2%.