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WestJet Reports Record October Load Factor

WestJet announced October traffic results with a record load factor of 81.7 percent, an increase of two percent year-over-year.

Revenue passenger miles increased 4.5 percent year-on-year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles grew 1.9 percent over the same period. The airline flew a record two million guests in October, a year-on-year increase of 9.4 percent or approximately 169,000 additional guests.

"We are very pleased with our fifth consecutive month of record load factors, as we also flew a record number of guests in October," said Gregg Saretsky, CEO, WestJet. "My sincere thanks go out to our over 13,000 WestJetters for their continuing passion and commitment as we transition into the busy holiday season."