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WestJet sees record load factor, adds route to Nashville

Staff writer |
WestJet announced May 2016 traffic results with a record load factor of 81.4 percent.

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Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 14.4 percent year-over-year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 8.4 percent over the same period.

The airline flew a record 1.8 million guests in May, a year-over-year increase of 9.6 percent or approximately 157,000 additional guests.

With a new departure of flight 3650 from Toronto Pearson International Airport, Nashville officially becomes part of WestJet Encore's growing network of more than 35 destinations across Canada and the United States.

Five times weekly WestJet Encore flights from Toronto to Nashville are operated on Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft.

This summer, WestJet and WestJet Encore will operate more than 120 flights per day from Toronto including new services to Los Angeles, Boston and London (Gatwick).

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