THUNDER BAY – Business News – The Thunder Bay International Airport is a busy place. Between business travelers, residents heading for holidays in warmer places and tourists arriving in the city, the traffic at the airport is constantly increasing.
One of the carriers who services the TBIA is Porter Airlines. “Overall, Porter has finished 2012 by solidifying our gains for passenger numbers and load factor through the year,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “I want to thank our team for continuing to deliver a travel experience that is known to be distinct among our competitors. This emphasis on premium service will help us attract new customers and continue growing in 2013.”
Porter Airlines wrapped up 2012 on a high, reporting a 64.3 per cent load factor for December. This is an increase of 0.4 points from last year. For the calendar year, Porter carried 2.45 million passengers versus 2.13 million in 2011. This is an increase of 15 per cent. Load factor in 2012 improved 0.3 points to 62 per cent compared to 61.7 percent the year prior.
Porter Airlines Figures
Figures for December show 121 million Available Seat Miles (ASMs) and 77.8 million Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs). ASMs grew 2.9 per cent from 117.6 million and RPMs increased 3.5 per cent from 75.2 million last year.