Monthly civil aviation statistics, June 2019
The six Canadian Level I air carriers flew 7.2 million passengers on scheduled and charter services in June, up 1.0% from June 2018 and continuing the upward year-over-year monthly trend that began in April 2014. This followed a 2.9% gain in May 2019 and represented the smallest monthly increase in the last three and a half years.
Traffic increased 1.6% year over year to 20.3 billion passenger-kilometres in June. Capacity declined 1.0% to 23.5 billion available seat-kilometres, the first decrease in over three years. This decline was due largely to the continued grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. This resulted in a higher passenger load factor in June (86.3%) compared with the same month a year earlier (84.1%), as there was an increase in demand for travel but a decline in capacity.
On average, each passenger travelled 2 817 kilometres, up 0.6% compared with June 2018.
The volume of turbo fuel consumed edged up 0.3% to 702.7 million litres, the smallest increase since the decline in April 2016. The number of flying hours decreased 5.2% to 184,000. June marked the second consecutive monthly decline in hours flown. These decreases were due largely to the MAX's grounding.
Total operating revenue was up 11.2% from the same month a year earlier to $2.3 billion in June. The surge in revenue was driven by a 9.4% yield (revenue per passenger-kilometre) improvement and a 1.6% increase in traffic.
Note to readers
The Monthly Civil Aviation Survey covers all Canadian Level I air carriers: Air Canada (including Air Canada Rouge), Air Transat, Jazz, Porter, Sunwing, and WestJet (including Swoop, WestJet Encore and WestJet Link).
The average passenger trip length is obtained by dividing the number of passenger-kilometres by the number of passengers. Trips across Canada and across the globe are included in this calculation.
Data in this monthly release are not seasonally adjusted.
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