Published On: Thu, Apr 9th, 2015

Air Canada sees surge in Latin America, Caribbean traffic

air canada rougeTORONTO - Air Canada saw a significant increase in revenue passenger miles to Latin America and the Caribbean last month, the company said.

In March, Air Canada totaled 672 million revenue passenger miles to the region, a 12.6 percent increase in RPMs over March 2014.

For the first quarter 2015, Air Canada reported a 12.6 percent increase in revenue passenger miles for the Latin America-Caribbean region.

“Air Canada generated greater traffic in all markets resulting in an unprecedented volume of passengers transported for the month,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada. “Our traffic increase was led by significant growth in the U.S. transborder, Atlantic, Pacific and Latin American and Caribbean markets. These strong traffic results underscore the effectiveness of our commercial strategy focusing on international growth and the strategic deployment of Air Canada rouge to compete more effectively in leisure markets.”

Air Canada’s data included regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity and Air Canada Rouge.

The latter has been on an expansion drive in the Caribbean region.

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