Air Canada Reports Record October Load Factor

MONTREAL, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of October, Air Canada 
reported a record system load factor of 82.9 per cent, versus 79.4 per cent in 
October 2011, an increase of 3.5 percentage points. System traffic increased 
4.9 per cent on a system-wide capacity increase of0.4 per cent. Air Canada 
reports trafficresults on asystem-widebasis, including regional 
airlinesfrom which Air Canada purchases capacity. 
"For the month of October, Air Canada reported a record load factor of 82.9 
per cent, an increase of 3.5 percentage points from the previous year," said 
Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "This record load 
factor for the month and strong traffic results overall underscore the 
effectiveness of our ongoing disciplined approach to managing capacity and our 
award-winning product that continues to earn customers' loyalty. Led by 
increases in traffic on Atlantic, Pacific and domestic Canada routes of 7.1, 
6.8 and 5.0 per cent, respectively, system traffic grew 4.9 per cent while 
overall capacity increased 0.4 per cent. I thank our employees whose 
professionalism and dedication was brought to bear in taking care of our 
customers and transporting them safely to their destinations during the recent 
severe weather conditions in the U.S. northeast." 
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|                                                               |
|_______________________________________________________________|
|                   |         October    |       Year-To-Date   |
|___________________|____________________|______________________|
|                   |2012 |2011 | Change | 2012 | 2011 | Change |
|___________________|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|Traffic (RPMs mln) |4,500|4,290|   +4.9%|47,572|46,449|   +2.4%|
|___________________|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|Capacity (ASMs mln)|5,425|5,405|   +0.4%|57,210|56,575|   +1.1%|
|___________________|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|Load Factor        |82.9%|79.4%|+3.5 pts| 83.2%| 82.1%|+1.1 pts|
|___________________|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|1,373|1,308|   +5.0%|13,945|13,570|   +2.8%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|   Canada  |  ASMs |1,650|1,622|   +1.7%|16,917|16,700|   +1.3%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |83.2%|80.6%|+2.6 pts| 82.4%| 81.3%|+1.1 pts|
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|  653|  634|   +3.0%| 7,511| 7,304|   +2.8%|
|    US     |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|Transborder|  ASMs |  831|  833|   -0.2%| 9,544| 9,302|   +2.6%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |78.6%|76.1%|+2.5 pts| 78.7%| 78.5%|+0.2 pts|
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|1,177|1,099|   +7.1%|12,291|12,087|   +1.7%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|  Atlantic |  ASMs |1,445|1,444|   +0.1%|14,706|14,704|    0.0%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |81.5%|76.1%|+5.4 pts| 83.6%| 82.2%|+1.4 pts|
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|  898|  841|   +6.8%| 8,508| 8,260|   +3.0%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|   Pacific |  ASMs |  981|  989|   -0.8%| 9,586| 9,465|   +1.3%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |91.5%|85.0%|+6.5 pts| 88.8%| 87.3%|+1.5 pts|
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|  399|  408|   -2.2%| 5,317| 5,228|   +1.7%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|   Other*  |  ASMs |  518|  517|   +0.2%| 6,457| 6,404|   +0.8%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |77.0%|78.9%|-1.9 pts|82.3% | 81.6%|+0.7 pts|
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________| 
* Includes Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America 
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more 
than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 15th 
largest commercial airline in the world and in 2011 served more than 33 
million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly 
to59 Canadian cities, 56 destinations in the United States and63 cities in 
Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South 
America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most 
comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,356 destinations in193 
countries. In 2012, Air Canada was ranked Best International Airline in North 
America in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers 
conducted by independent research firm Skytrax. 
IsabelleArthur (Montréal)514422-5788 PeterFitzpatrick 
(Toronto)416263-5576 AngelaMah (Vancouver)604270-5741 
Internet:aircanada.com 
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