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Civil aviation operating statistics, March 2015

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Released: 2015-05-21

The two major Canadian air carriers flew 4.2 million passengers on scheduled and charter services in March, up 14.2% from the same month in 2014. On average, each passenger travelled 2 704 kilometres, up 1.4% compared with March 2014.

Both Air Canada and WestJet increased their passenger capacity and traffic in March. Capacity grew 15.1% on a year-over-year basis to 13.5 billion available seat-kilometres, as international growth (+18.4%) for scheduled services outstripped domestic growth (+7.1%). Traffic totalled 11.2 billion passenger-kilometres, up 15.7%.

The volume of turbo fuel consumed totalled 438.2 million litres, up 7.4% from the same month a year earlier.

  Note to readers

Data for Air Canada rouge, which began operations on July 1, 2013, were included in the March 2015 data for Air Canada, but were not included in the March 2014 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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