WestJet flies fuller planes in January

Tue Feb 5, 2013 9:21am EST
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TORONTO Feb 5 (Reuters) - WestJet Airlines Ltd, Canada's second-largest carrier, said on Tuesday its January load factor, or the percentage of available seats filled with paying customers, was a record 80.9 percent, up from 79.9 percent a year before.

Traffic, as measured by revenue passenger miles, climbed 7.7 percent year over year, while capacity, which is measured in available seat miles, was up 6.4 percent from a year before.

Shares of WestJet, which will report its 2012 fourth quarter and year-end results on Wednesday, closed at C$21.83 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday.