Air Canada has posted a 3.4% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic during March.
Capacity was up by 1%, while the load factor grew by 2 percentage points to 83.5%, says the Montreal-based Star Alliance carrier.
Air Canada's domestic traffic rose 4.5% on a 1.9% increase in capacity, resulting in 2.1 percentage point growth in load factor to 83.7%.
Traffic on transborder routes to the USA grew by 4.4% and capacity increased by 3.8%, which resulted in a 0.5 percentage point rise in load factor to 81.9%.
Transatlantic traffic increased 3.5% on a 0.3% decline in capacity during the month, which resulted in 3.1 percentage point growth in load factor to 82.8%.
In the Pacific region, traffic grew by 5.8% and capacity rose by 2.1% which resulted in a 3 percentage point growth in load factor to 87.4%.
For other routes in Latin America and the Caribbean, traffic decreased by 4.2% and capacity was down 4.6%. The load factor rose 0.4 percentage point to 80.8%.