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Air Canada Reports October Load Factor

November 5, 2013

MONTREAL, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – For the month of October, Air
Canada reported a system load factor of 81.3 per cent, versus 82.9 per
cent in October 2012, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points on a
system-wide capacity increase of 3.2 per cent. On this additional
capacity, system traffic for October increased 1.3 per cent. Air Canada
reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including Air Canada rouge(TM), which began operations on July 1, 2013, and regional airlines from
which Air Canada purchases capacity.

“I am pleased to report a load factor of 81.3 per cent for the month of
October, Air Canada’s second highest load factor on record for the
month,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Traffic grew overall by 1.3 per cent led by domestic Canada and U.S.
transborder markets. We continue to implement our strategy to build a
strong global network. In October, we concluded an enhanced
cooperation agreement with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to
further develop Toronto Pearson as a truly global hub and even stronger
North American gateway. I would like to thank our employees for their
focus on taking care of our customers while transporting them safely to
their destination throughout the year. In an annual survey of Canadian
businesses announced in October, Air Canada was named as one of
Canada’s Top 100 Employers, and just recently Air Canada was named one
of Canada’s Safest Employers in recognition of outstanding achievements
in workplace health and safety. Air Canada is proud to be recognized
for these achievements as a progressive employer with safety as our
number one priority.”

     ________________________________________________________________
    |                                                                |
    |________________________________________________________________|
    |                   |         October    |        Year-To-Date   |
    |___________________|____________________|_______________________|
    |                   |2013 |2012 | Change |  2013 | 2012 | Change |
    |___________________|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |Traffic (RPMs mln) |4,557|4,500|  +1.3% |48,466 |47,572|  +1.9% |
    |___________________|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |Capacity (ASMs mln)|5,602|5,425|  +3.2% |58,141 |57,210|  +1.6% |
    |___________________|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |Load Factor        |81.3%|82.9%|-1.6 pts| 83.4% |83.2% |+0.2 pts|
    |___________________|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |     |     |     |        |       |      |        |
    |_____________|_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |RPMs |1,410|1,373|  +2.7% | 14,256|13,945|  +2.2% |
    |             |_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |     Canada  |ASMs |1,682|1,650|  +1.9% |17,206 |16,917|  +1.7% |
    |             |_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |LF   |83.8%|83.2%|+0.6 pts| 82.9% |82.4% |+0.5 pts|
    |_____________|_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |     |     |     |        |       |      |        |
    |_____________|_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |RPMs | 667 | 653 |  +2.1% | 7,593 |7,511 |  +1.1% |
    |     US      |_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    | Transborder |ASMs | 841 | 831 |  +1.2% | 9,498 |9,544 |  -0.5% |
    |             |_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |LF   |79.3%|78.6%|+0.7 pts| 79.9% |78.7% |+1.2 pts|
    |_____________|_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |     |     |     |        |       |      |        |
    |_____________|_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |RPMs |1,182|1,177|  +0.4% |12,535 |12,291|  +2.0% |
    |             |_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |   Atlantic  |ASMs |1,515|1,445|  +4.8% |14,907 |14,706|  +1.4% |
    |             |_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |LF   |78.0%|81.5%|-3.5 pts| 84.1% |83.6% |+0.5 pts|
    |_____________|_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |     |     |     |        |       |      |        |
    |_____________|_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |RPMs |1,003| 998 |  +0.5% |10,082 |9,606 |  +5.0% |
    |             |_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |    Pacific  |ASMs |1,201|1,111|  +8.1% |11,678 |10,866|  +7.5% |
    |             |_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |LF   |83.5%|89.8%|-6.3 pts| 86.3% |88.4% |-2.1 pts|
    |_____________|_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |     |     |     |        |       |      |        |
    |_____________|_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |RPMs | 295 | 299 |  -1.4% | 4,000 |4,219 |  -5.2% |
    |Latin America|_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |      &      |ASMs | 363 | 388 |  -6.4% | 4,852 |5,177 |  -6.3% |
    | Caribbean*  |_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|
    |             |LF   |81.3%|77.1%|+4.2 pts| 82.4% |81.5% |+0.9 pts|
    |_____________|_____|_____|_____|________|_______|______|________|




* Australia has been reclassified to “Pacific” from “Latin America &
Caribbean”.

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline
serving more than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada’s flag
carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2012
served close to 35 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled
passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in
the United States and 67 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia,
Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a
founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air
transportation network serving 1,328 destinations in 195 countries.
Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America
to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research
firm Skytrax that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than
18 million airline passengers as Best Airline in North America in 2013
for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com.

SOURCE Air Canada


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