Air Canada traffic up 2.1% in June

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Air Canada has posted a 2.1% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic during June.

Capacity was up by 2.8%, while the load factor fell by 0.6 percentage points to 85%, says the Montreal-based Star Alliance carrier.

Air Canada's domestic traffic rose 2.3% on a 3.6% increase in capacity, resulting in a one percentage point decline in load factor to 81.2%.

Traffic on transborder routes to the US grew by 0.3% and capacity decreased by 1.8%, which resulted in a 1.7 percentage point rise in load factor to 80.9%.

Transatlantic traffic decreased 0.9% on a 1.3% decline in capacity during the month, contributing to load factor growth of 0.3 percentage points to 89.5%.

In the Pacific region, traffic rose 7.5% and capacity rose by 12%, which resulted in a 3.7 percentage point decline in load factor to 89.2%.

For other routes in Latin America and the Caribbean, traffic and capacity grew by 2% and 1.6% respectively. The load factor rose 0.4 percentage points to 79.3%.