June 5, 2012 / 1:04 PM / in 6 years

WestJet flies fuller planes in May

(Reuters) - WestJet Airlines WJA.TO flew fuller planes in May than a year earlier.

Canada’s second-biggest airline’s load factor - the percentage of available seats filled with paying customers - rose to 79.2 percent from 74.8 percent in May 2011.

Privately owned regional airline Porter said its load factor rose to 60.5 percent from 59.5 percent.

Calgary-based WestJet shares closed at C$15 on Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Reporting by Shounak Dasgupta in Bangalore; Editing by Don Sebastian

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