A Porter Airlines plane does a fly past at the city centre airport in Toronto, Tuesday Aug. 29, 2006. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Porter Airlines says it carried 2.45 million passengers last year, a 15 per cent increase over its 2011 levels.
The Toronto-based regional carrier serves about a dozen cities in eastern Canada and several U.S. destinations against Air Canada, its affiliate Jazz and WestJet.
Porter's load factor for 2012 was 62 per cent, up from 61.7 per cent.
Analysts monitor load factor as a measure of how much total fleet capacity is used.
Porter says its December load factor was 64.3 per cent, with 77.8 million revenue passenger miles — an increase of 3.5 per cent a year earlier.