MONTREAL, Nov. 17 /CNW/ – Jetsgo announced significant increases in October traffic statistics with Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) growing 287% to 141,503,155 from 36,596,132 in the same period last year. Available Seat Miles (ASMs) rose 301% to 215,524,480 from 53,772,480, producing a load factor of 65.6% for this year. The load factor in October 2002 was 68.1%.
Growth in this period was facilitated by the introduction of Jetsgo's eleventh Boeing MD-83 jet to its fleet. A twelfth plane will be added in December.
Traffic on short haul routes between Toronto and Montreal, Ottawa and New York has been stimulated by the availability of triple Jetsmiles. Jetsmiles is Jetsgo's new frequent flier program. It currently has over 170,000 members and is growing every week.
"Las Vegas is becoming an increasingly popular Jetsgo destination and is now fully integrated into our schedule after being introduced in late September," said Michel Leblanc, president of Jetsgo. "We are also in the process of adding more frequency to our four existing Florida destinations throughout November and December."
Headquartered in Montreal with 500 employees, Jetsgo currently offers discount air service to 11 Canadian destinations: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Charlottetown, Halifax, Sydney, and St. John's, Nfld. Service in the United States is to New York (Newark), Las Vegas, and Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, St. Petersburg and Fort Myers in Florida. For full schedule and booking information, log on to jetsgo.net, phone the call centre at 1-866-440-0441 or contact a travel agent. All registered jetsgo.net users are eligible for Jetsmiles, Jetsgo's frequent flier program.