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Westjet Record Load Factor 08/08  
User currently offlineBE77 From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 455 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

http://micro.newswire.ca/87295-2.html

With all the gloom and doom, here is an interesting result for August 2008 - WS record 88.4 load factor even after adding >20% capacity.
As long as they remain profitable (which is the norm for them), then it would show that it is possible to do this right.
Of course, they seem to 'waste' a lot of time and effort keeping their employees happy and give them recognition at every opportunity. I wonder if this makes a difference?  scratchchin 


Tower, Affirmitive, gear is down and welded
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User currently offlineDYK From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Yeh Westjet!!

If you could only begin international service outside of N.A.!



AC,CP,PW,WD,ND,UA,AA,NW,CO,DL,WA,AS,QX,PR,SQ,AI,TG,MH,JL,9W,IC,UL,PG,BW,NZ,QF,DJ,BA,LH,KL,OA,OS,ME,RJ,HA,AQ
User currently offlineBriboy From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 12 months ago) and read 1919 times:

88% - they need to raise fares! no reason to be over the low to mid 80's...

-Brian



next up: YYC, SFO, SYD, AKL, WLG, CMB, BKK, SIN, FRA, VCE, JFK
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25170 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1786 times:



Quoting Briboy (Reply 2):
88% - they need to raise fares! no reason to be over the low to mid 80's...

The two largest low-cost carriers in Europe reported August load factors of 90% or higher. Ryanair 90% (down from 91% last August) on a 19% increase in passengers to 5.8 million. EasyJet 91.3% (up from 87.4% last August) on an 8.8% increase in passengers to 4.6 million.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1651 times:



Quoting Briboy (Reply 2):
88% - they need to raise fares! no reason to be over the low to mid 80's...

I agree. Many routes must be near 100% LF regulars. Which means they need to raise fares, as well as add capacity.

Would be interesting to know the loads on route such as YYZ-LAX/YXE/YQR/YQB, YYC-EWR. Probably much lower than 88%.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineRobsawatsky From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1564 times:



Quoting Briboy (Reply 2):
88% - they need to raise fares! no reason to be over the low to mid 80's...

With more capacity on the way and the typical seasonal demand decrease coming, I don't think they'll have a problem getting back down below 85% LF. Westjet has stated that a greater than 85% LF results in too many walk-up fares getting turned away and generating negative PR (in other words, walking over to AC to buy a ticket instead).


User currently offlineYWG747 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 251 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Way to go Westjet keep up the great work!

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