February 6, 2013 / 12:42 PM / in 5 years

WestJet profit rises 71 pct on higher load factor

Feb 6 (Reuters) - WestJet Airlines Ltd, Canada’s second-largest airline, reported a 71 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit on higher traffic and record load factor in December.

Earnings rose to C$60.9 million ($61 million), or 46 Canadian cents per share, from C$35.6 million, or 26 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier.

Revenue increased 10 percent to C$860.6 million.

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