WestJet reports November load factor of 81.0 per cent

Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Today WestJet announced November 2018 traffic results with a load factor of 81.0 per cent, a decrease of 1.4 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 3.1 per cent year over year, while capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 4.9 per cent over the same period. WestJet welcomed an additional 33,000 guests in November, a year over year increase of 1.7 per cent. Year to date traffic growth continues to outpace capacity additions.


“We achieved our third highest November load factor as capacity growth slowed in-line with previously disclosed adjustments” Ed Sims, WestJet President & CEO. “I want to thank every individual WestJetter for providing our guests with a safe and remarkable travel experience through the busy upcoming holiday season.”


November 2018 traffic results


November 2018 November 2017 Change
Load factor 81.0% 82.4% -1.4 pts.
ASMs (billions) 2.630 2.507 4.9%
RPMs (billions) 2.130 2.066 3.1%
Year to Date 2018 Year to Date 2017 Change
Load factor 83.8% 83.6% 0.2 pts.
ASMs (billions) 30.063 28.244 6.4%
RPMs (billions) 25.206 23.601 6.8%



Note: All statistics are at a consolidated WestJet group level


In November, WestJet was again named the 2018 Best Low-Cost Airline in North America for the second year in a row. The website attracts more than 25 million visitors who rate more than 425 airlines around the globe on an annual basis. WestJet was also named one of Alberta’s top-three workplaces  by Indeed, based on the site’s hundreds of thousands of company reviews on Indeed company pages.



Source:- WestJet Airlines


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