Air Canada Reports Record January Load Factor

MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of January, Air Canada 
reported a record system load factor of 79.4 per cent, versus 79.1 per cent in 
January 2012, an increase of 0.3 percentage points. System traffic increased 
0.3 per cent on a system-wide capacity decrease of0.1 per cent. Air Canada 
reports trafficresults on asystem-widebasis, including regional 
airlinesfrom which Air Canada purchases capacity. 
"I am pleased to report a record load factor of 79.4 per cent for the month of 
January," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Led 
by traffic increases in the Atlantic and domestic Canada markets of 3 and 2.1 
per cent, respectively, Air Canada generated greater traffic of 0.3 per cent 
system wide on a capacity decrease of 0.1 per cent. These results underscore 
the effectiveness of our disciplined capacity management and award-winning 
product. I thank our employees whose focus on customers has been 
instrumental in earning their loyalty. Their professionalism has been 
recognized once again with Air Canada recently becoming the only international 
network carrier in North America to earn a Four-Star ranking by independent 
research firm Skytrax." 
 ___________________________________________
|                     |          January    |
|_____________________|_____________________|
|                     |2013 | 2012 | Change |
|_____________________|_____|______|________|
|Traffic (RPMs mln)   |4,368|4,354 |   +0.3%|
|_____________________|_____|______|________|
|Capacity (ASMs mln)  |5,499| 5,507|   -0.1%|
|_____________________|_____|______|________|
|Load Factor          |79.4%| 79.1%|+0.3 pts|
|_____________________|_____|______|________|
|                |    |     |      |        |
|________________|____|_____|______|________|
|                |RPMs|1,201| 1,176|   +2.1%|
|                |____|_____|______|________|
|       Canada   |ASMs|1,529| 1,514|   +1.0%|
|                |____|_____|______|________|
|                |LF  |78.5%| 77.7%|+0.8 pts|
|________________|____|_____|______|________|
|                |    |     |      |        |
|________________|____|_____|______|________|
|                |RPMs|  808|   797|   +1.4%|
|                |____|_____|______|________|
| US Transborder |ASMs|1,084| 1,058|   +2.5%|
|                |____|_____|______|________|
|                |LF  |74.5%| 75.3%|-0.8 pts|
|________________|____|_____|______|________|
|                |    |     |      |        |
|________________|____|_____|______|________|
|                |RPMs|  824|   800|   +3.0%|
|                |____|_____|______|________|
|      Atlantic  |ASMs|1,064| 1,099|   -3.2%|
|                |____|_____|______|________|
|                |LF  |77.4%| 72.8%|+4.6 pts|
|________________|____|_____|______|________|
|                |    |     |      |        |
|________________|____|_____|______|________|
|                |RPMs|  967|   951|   +1.7%|
|                |____|_____|______|________|
|      Pacific   |ASMs|1,134| 1,069|   +6.1%|
|                |____|_____|______|________|
|                |LF  |85.3%| 89.0%| -3.7pts|
|________________|____|_____|______|________|
|                |    |     |      |        |
|________________|____|_____|______|________|
|                |RPMs|  568|   630|   -9.8%|
|Latin America & |____|_____|______|________|
|   Caribbean*   |ASMs|  688|   767|  -10.3%|
|                |____|_____|______|________|
|                |LF  |82.6%| 82.1%|+0.5 pts|
|________________|____|_____|______|________| 
* Australia has been reclassified to "Pacific" from "Latin America, Caribbean 
& Other." 
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 2012 served close to 35 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 1,329 destinations in194 
countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North 
America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research 
firm Skytrax that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than 18 
million airline passengers as Best International Airline in North America in 
2012 for the third consecutive year. 
IsabelleArthur (Montréal)514422-5788 PeterFitzpatrick 
(Toronto)416263-5576 AngelaMah (Vancouver)604270-5741 
Internet:aircanada.com 
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