May 3, 2012 / 1:02 PM / 5 years ago

WestJet flies fuller planes in April as demand picks up

(Reuters) - WestJet Airlines (WJA.TO) flew more passengers in April compared to a year ago and said demand remains strong.

Canada's second-biggest airline's load factor -- the percentage of available seats filled with paying customers -- rose to 86.2 percent last month from 83.6 percent a year ago.

Traffic, measured as revenue passenger miles (RPMs), rose 8.2 percent 1.62 billion.

Shares of the Calgary-based company closed at C$14.51 on Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Reporting by Abhiram Nandakumar in Bangalore; Editing by Sreejiraj Eluvangal

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