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Civil aviation operating statistics, December 2014

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Released: 2015-02-19

The two major Canadian air carriers flew 3.9 million passengers on their scheduled and charter services in December, up 9.7% from the same month in 2013. On average, each passenger travelled 2 681 kilometres, up 0.8% compared with December 2013.

Both Air Canada and WestJet increased their passenger capacity and traffic in December. Capacity advanced 11.1% on a year-over-year basis to 12.5 billion available seat-kilometres, as international growth (+14.0%) for scheduled services outstripped domestic growth (+5.1%). Traffic totalled 10.3 billion passenger-kilometres, up 10.6%.

The volume of turbo fuel consumed totalled 414.6 million litres, up 5.6% from the same month the previous year.

  Note to readers

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

Data in this monthly release are not seasonally adjusted.

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

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