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WestJet Sep-2009 pax traffic up 0.4%, 3Q2009 RASM to decline by up to 17%

6-Oct-2009 3:49 PM

WestJet passenger traffic up 0.4% - traffic highlights:

  • Sep-2009:
    • Passenger traffic (RPMs): +0.4% year-on-year;
    • Load factor: 77.7%, +2.2 ppts;
  • Three months ended 30-Sep-2009:
    • Passenger traffic (RPMs): -3.2%;
    • Load factor: 79.7%, -1.7 ppt. [more]

WestJet: "With the third quarter of 2009 coming to an end, we anticipate a year-over-year revenue per available seat mile (RASM) decline of 15 to 17 per cent for the period - this is slightly better than our original expectations,” Sean Durfy, CEO. Source: WestJet, 05-Oct-2009.