Air Canada reports record load factor for August 2010
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Air Canada reports record load factor for August 2010

Air Canada reports record load factor for August 2010
September 7, 2010

For the month of August 2010, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 86.8 per cent on a consolidated basis with Jazz (from which Air Canada purchases regional capacity), matching last year's record for the same month. System traffic increased 7.1 per cent on a system wide capacity increase of 7.0 per cent.

'For the month of August, AirCanada reported a load factor of 86.8 per cent on a consolidated basis with Jazz, matching the record set last year for the same month,' said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. 'These record load factor results were achieved as we continue to increase utilization of our existing fleet and leverage effectively our hubs and global network. This is our ninth consecutive month that we have recorded year-over-year traffic increases. I want to thank all our employees throughout the company for delivering an award winning product and meeting Customer Satisfaction Objectives for August, one of the busiest months for travel. Their hard work and professionalism has been instrumental in earning the loyalty of our customers.'

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                                 CONSOLIDATED
                       (AIR CANADA MAINLINE AND JAZZ)
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                             August                    Year-To-Date
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                      2010    2009  Change         2010    2009  Change
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    Traffic
     (RPMs mln)      5,495   5,133    +7.1%      35,461  32,831    +8.0%
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    Capacity
     (ASMs mln)      6,331   5,917    +7.0%      42,911  40,276    +6.5%
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    Load Factor       86.8%   86.8%    0.0 pts     82.6%   81.5%   +1.1 pts
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              RPMs   1,740   1,745    -0.3%      10,817  10,647    +1.6%
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    Canada    ASMs   2,050   2,046    +0.2%      13,373  13,258    +0.9%
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              LF      84.9%   85.3%   -0.4 pts     80.9%   80.3%    0.6 pts
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              RPMs     721     638   +13.0%       5,432   5,011    +8.4%
    US        ---------------------------------------------------------------
     Trans-   ASMs     903     790   +14.3%       7,046   6,571    +7.2%
     border   ---------------------------------------------------------------
              LF      79.8%   80.8%   -1.0 pts     77.1%   76.3%   +0.8 pts
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              RPMs   1,676   1,521   +10.2%       9,038   8,468    +6.7%
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    Atlantic  ASMs   1,863   1,679   +11.0%      10,696  10,023    +6.7%
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              LF      90.0%   90.6%   -0.6 pts     84.5%   84.5%    0.0 pts
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              RPMs     909     827    +9.9%       6,083   4,978   +22.2%
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Pacific   ASMs     998     926    +7.8%       6,797   5,774   +17.7%
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              LF      91.1%   89.3%   +1.8 pts     89.5%   86.2%   +3.3 pts
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              RPMs     449     402   +11.7%       4,091   3,727    +9.8%
    Latin     ---------------------------------------------------------------
     Amer &   ASMs     517     476    +8.6%       4,999   4,650    +7.5%
     Other    ---------------------------------------------------------------
              LF      86.8%   84.4%   +2.4 pts     81.8%   80.2%   +1.6 pts
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Source: http://aircanada.mediaroom.com

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