Air Canada has posted a 4.7% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic during August.
Capacity was up by 2.9%, while the load factor rose by 1.6 percentage points to 89.5%, says the Montreal-based Star Alliance carrier.
Air Canada's domestic traffic rose 2% on a 1.6% increase in capacity, resulting in a 0.3 percentage point rise in load factor to 87.7%.
Traffic on transborder routes to the US grew by 1% and capacity decreased by 2%, which resulted in a 2.5 percentage point rise in load factor to 85.1%.
Transatlantic traffic increased 5.8% on a 1.6% rise in capacity during the month, contributing to load factor growth of 3.6 percentage points to 92.1%.
In the Pacific region, traffic rose 12.5% and capacity rose by 13.2%, which resulted in a 0.6 percentage point decline in load factor to 92.2%.
For other routes in Latin America and the Caribbean, traffic and capacity fell by 1.3% and 2.2% respectively. The load factor rose 0.8 percentage points to 87.8%.