Air Canada has posted a 3.2% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic during December.
Capacity was up by 1.8%, while the load factor grew by 1.1 percentage point to 82.1%, says the Montreal-based Star Alliance carrier.
Air Canada's domestic traffic rose 1% on a 1.9% decrease in capacity compared to 2011, resulting in 2.5 percentage point growth in load factor to 83.7%.
Traffic on transborder routes to the USA grew by 6.6 % and capacity increased by 6.5%, which resulted in a 0.1 percentage point rise in load factor to 75.6%.
Transatlantic traffic increased 5.1% on a 0.8% rise in capacity during the month, which resulted to 3.4 percentage point growth in load factor to 84.1%.
In the Pacific region, traffic grew by 1.8% and capacity rose by 3.9% which resulted in a 1.7 percentage point decline in load factor to 85.4%.
For other routes, traffic increased by 3% and capacity was up by 2.7%. The load factor rose 0.3 percentage point to 81%.