WestJet operates more capacity to trans border, international markets than domestic in 1Q2019

    WestJet reported (07-May-2019) 38.5% of capacity was allocated to domestic markets in 1Q2019, while 61.5% was deployed to trans border and international markets. The decrease in domestic capacity was due to reductions in under performing markets, redeployment of capacity to more profitable routes, the Boeing737 MAX fleet grounding, poor weather conditions and the timing of spring holiday travel falling in 2Q2019 rather than 1Q2019. Trans border and international capacity growth was due to new routes and frequency increases. [more – original PR]