A new report by Statistics Canada shows major Canadian airlines carried six million passengers in June for the first time since February 2020.
The report says passenger volume reached 83.3 per cent of pre-pandemic levels recorded in June 2019.
Recorded figures are also more than seven times the number of passengers from June 2021.
Passenger load factor, which Statistics Canada describes as the “ratio of passenger-kilometres to available seat-kilometres,” was 83.6 per cent in June.
The number surpasses 80 per cent for the first time since February 2020 and is the closest to pre-pandemic levels.
Passengers travelled an average of 2,658 kilometres in June 2022, down 5.6 per cent from 2019 figures.
Total flying hours in June — which come in at 156,000 — was 83 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.
Operating revenue earned by air carriers totalled $2 billion in June, 87.7 per cent of the $2.3 billion earned in the same month in 2019.
More details about the report are found here.