July 6, 2017 / 1:44 PM / a month ago

Air Canada flies record passengers in a day

FILE PHOTO - An Air Canada airplane is prepared at dawn for boarding at Pearson International Airport in Toronto March 31, 2015.Chris Helgren

(Reuters) - Air Canada said it flew 166,850 people on June 29, setting a single-day record for passengers carried, as part of Canada day.

The country's largest airline said it carried close to one million passengers during the six-day holiday period, which started June 29.

The airline also said it expects to beat its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, impairment and aircraft rent (EBITDAR) forecast on lower fuel costs and higher revenue.

Reporting by Ahmed Farhatha in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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