Air Canada traffic up 2% in May

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Air Canada has posted 1.8% growth in passenger traffic in May.

Capacity rose 2.5% and the load factor fell 0.6 percentage points to 81.6%, says the Star Alliance carrier.

In the Canadian domestic market Air Canada's traffic increased 0.9% on a 2.6% rise in capacity year-on-year, resulting in load factors on those routes decreasing 1.3 percentage points to 78.3%.

Air Canada's traffic on its transborder US routes decreased 1.2% on a 3.4% capacity growth, which resulted in a 3.6 percentage points decline in load factor to 75%.

The airline's traffic on its transatlantic routes grew 5% on a 2.5% increase in capacity, and the load factor grew 2.1 percentage points to 84.1%.

The carrier logged the largest traffic increase on its transpacific routes, growing revenue passenger miles 6.1% year-over-year on a 6.7% rise in capacity as load factors fell 0.4 percentage points to 89.7%.

For other routes, traffic fell 7.9% and capacity was down 6.5%. The load factor declined 1.2 percentage points to 81.1%.