Air Canada Reports November Load Factor

MONTREAL, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of November, Air Canada 
reported a system load factor of 78.1 per cent, versus 75.9 per cent in 
November 2011, an increase of 2.2 percentage points. System traffic 
increased 4.6 per cent on a system-wide capacity increase of1.7 per cent. 
Air Canada reports trafficresults on asystem-widebasis, including 
regional airlinesfrom which Air Canada purchases capacity. 
"For the month of November, Air Canada reported a load factor of 78.1 per 
cent, an increase of 2.2 percentage points from the previous year and our 
second highest ever for the month," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief 
Executive Officer. "Led by increases in traffic of 6.9 per cent in Asia 
Pacific markets, and of 7 per cent overall in the Australia, Caribbean, Mexico 
and Central and South America markets, Air Canada generated greater traffic in 
all markets the airline serves with system wide growth of 4.6 per cent on a 
capacity increase of 1.7 per cent through higher utilization of our existing 
fleet. These strong results underscore the effectiveness of our disciplined 
capacity management and our award winning product. I thank our employees whose 
professionalism and focus on taking care of customers have been instrumental 
in earning their loyalty." 
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|_______________________________________________________________|
|                   |         November   |       Year-To-Date   |
|___________________|____________________|______________________|
|                   |2012 |2011 | Change | 2012 | 2011 |  Change|
|___________________|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|Traffic (RPMs mln) |3,681|3,518|   +4.6%|51,252|49,967|   +2.6%|
|___________________|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|Capacity (ASMs mln)|4,711|4,632|   +1.7%|61,921|61,206|   +1.2%|
|___________________|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|Load Factor        |78.1%|75.9%|+2.2 pts| 82.8%| 81.6%|+1.2 pts|
|___________________|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|1,187|1,141|   +4.0%|15,132|14,711|   +2.9%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|   Canada  |ASMs   |1,421|1,417|   +0.3%|18,338|18,117|   +1.2%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |83.5%|80.5%|+3.0 pts| 82.5%| 81.2%|+1.3 pts|
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|  640|  622|   +2.9%| 8,151|7,926 |   +2.8%|
|    US     |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|Transborder|ASMs   |  846|  835|   +1.3%|10,390|10,136|   +2.5%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |75.7%|74.5%|+1.2 pts| 78.5%| 78.2%|+0.3 pts|
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|  726|  700|   +3.7%|13,018|12,787|   +1.8%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|  Atlantic |ASMs   |1,030|1,036|   -0.6%|15,736|15,740|    0.0%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |70.5%|67.6%|+2.9 pts| 82.7%| 81.2%|+1.5 pts|
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|  699|  654|   +6.9%| 9,208|8,914 |   +3.3%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|   Pacific |ASMs   |  853|  819|   +4.2%|10,439|10,283|   +1.5%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |81.9%|79.9%|+2.0 pts| 88.2%| 86.7%|+1.5 pts|
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|  429|  401|   +7.0%| 5,743|5,629 |   +2.0%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|   Other*  |ASMs   |  561|  525|   +6.9%| 7,018| 6,930|   +1.3%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |76.5%|76.4%|+0.1 pts| 81.8%| 81.2%|+0.6 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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CO: AIR CANADA - CORPORATE - FINANCE
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