Air Canada traffic up 2.9% in May

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Air Canada has posted a 2.9% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic during May.

Capacity was up by 2.8%, while the load factor grew by 0.1 percentage point to 81.8%, says the Montreal-based Star Alliance carrier.

Air Canada's domestic traffic rose 2.7% on a 2.5% increase in capacity, resulting in 0.1 percentage point growth in load factor to 78.8%.

Traffic on transborder routes to the US grew by 2.2% and capacity decreased by 2.2%, which resulted in a 3.5 percentage points rise in load factor to 78.5%.

Transatlantic traffic increased 6.2% on a 5.8% increase in capacity during the month, which resulted in 0.3 percentage point growth in load factor to 84.4%.

In the Pacific region, traffic declined 0.5% and capacity rose by 3.3% which resulted in a 3.3 percentage point growth in load factor to 85.9%.

For other routes in Latin America and the Caribbean, traffic and capacity grew by 2.7% and 1.9% respectively. The load factor rose 0.6 percentage points to 80%.