WestJet Growth Continues


Canadian airline WestJet is showing continued traffic growth.

The carrier reported 2.07 billion revenue passenger miles in March, a 7.4 percent increase compared to the same month in 2015, according to the company’s latest data.

WestJet also reported a 1.9 percentage-point increase in load factor to 83.2 percent, with available seat miles rising to 2.491 billion.

“We continue to be pleased with our strong traffic growth as a record number of guests chose to fly with us in the first quarter. Our airline partnership strategy continues to contribute to our traffic and in March we added Emirates as our fifteenth code-share partner,” said WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky. “My thanks go out to all WestJetters for their commitment to delivering a remarkable experience to our guests.”

The carrier flies to more than 100 destinations, including in the Caribbean.

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