Air Canada Reports April Load Factor

MONTREAL, May 3, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of April, Air Canada 
reported a system load factor of 82.1 per cent, versus 83.0 per cent in April 
2012, a decrease of 0.9 percentage points. System traffic decreased 0.2 per 
cent on a system-wide capacity increase of1.0 per cent. Air Canada reports 
trafficresults on asystem-widebasis, including regional airlinesfrom 
which Air Canada purchases capacity. 
"I am pleased to report a strong load factor for the month of April of 82.1 
per cent," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. 
"Although just shy of the previous year's near-record system load factor, much 
of the difference in capacity and traffic from the previous year is attributed 
to the bulk of Easter travel falling in March this year versus in April 2012, 
making those year-over-year comparisons less meaningful. I would like to 
thank our employees for taking care of our customers and their continued hard 
work and focus on improving operational performance that is yielding results. 
For the first quarter, we achieved a 30 per cent year-over-year improvement in 
On Time Performance and we continue to see on-going improvements." 
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|_______________________________________________________________|
|                   |           April    |       Year to Date   |
|___________________|____________________|______________________|
|                   | 2013| 2012|  Change|  2013|  2012|  Change|
|___________________|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|Traffic (RPMs mln) |4,355|4,362|   -0.2%|17,441|17,308|   +0.8%|
|___________________|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|Capacity (ASMs mln)|5,304|5,253|   +1.0%|21,468|21,597|   -0.6%|
|___________________|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|Load Factor        |82.1%|83.0%|-0.9 pts|81.2% | 80.1%|+1.1 pts|
|___________________|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|1,281|1,228|   +4.3%| 4,885| 4,767|   +2.5%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|   Canada  |ASMs   |1,496|1,452|   +3.0%| 5,888| 5,872|   +0.3%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |85.6%|84.6%|+1.0 pts| 83.0%| 81.2%|+1.8 pts|
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|  806|  788|   +2.3%| 3,369| 3,327|   +1.3%|
|    US     |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|Transborder|ASMs   |1,015|1,002|   +1.3%| 4,262| 4,237|   +0.6%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |79.4%|78.6%|+0.8 pts| 79.0%| 78.5%|+0.5 pts|
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|1,001|1,029|   -2.7%| 3,477| 3,451|   +0.8%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|  Atlantic |ASMs   |1,279|1,231|   +3.9%| 4,517| 4,565|   -1.1%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |78.3%|83.6%|-5.3 pts|77.0% | 75.6%|+1.4 pts|
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|  895|  898|   -0.3%| 3,647| 3,509|   +3.9%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|   Pacific |ASMs   |1,069|1,049|   +1.9%| 4,287| 4,144|   +3.5%|
|           |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |83.7%|85.6%|-1.9 pts|85.1% | 84.7%|+0.4 pts|
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |       |     |     |        |      |      |        |
|___________|_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |   RPMs|  372|  419|  -11.2%| 2,063| 2,254|   -8.5%|
|   Latin   |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
| America & |ASMs   |  445|  519|  -14.3%| 2,514| 2,779|   -9.5%|
|Caribbean* |_______|_____|_____|________|______|______|________|
|           |LF     |83.6%|80.7%|+2.9 pts| 82.1%| 81.1%|+1.0 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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