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Civil aviation operating statistics, October 2014

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Released: 2014-12-18

In October, the two major Canadian air carriers flew 3.7 million passengers on their scheduled and charter services, up 9.2% from the same month in 2013.

Both Air Canada and WestJet increased their passenger capacity and traffic in October. Capacity grew 11.7% on a year-over-year basis to 12.2 billion available seat-kilometres, as international growth (+13.5%) for scheduled services outstripped domestic growth (+8.5%). Traffic totalled 9.9 billion passenger-kilometres, up 11.4%.

The volume of turbo fuel consumed totalled 397.7 million litres, up 6.0% from the same month the previous year.

  Note to readers

Data for Air Canada rouge, which began operations on July 1, 2013, are included with Air Canada for October 2014, but were not included in October 2013.

Data in this monthly release are not seasonally adjusted.

A data table is also available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Summary tables.

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