WestJet shares hit two year high on record quarterly load numbers

MONTREAL _ Shares of WestJet Airlines hit a more than two-year high after the Calgary-based airline reported the highest quarterly load factor in its 21-year history.

The shares peaked at $27.77, the highest level since June, 2015. They closed at $27.64, up 1.1 per cent in Thursday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

WestJet (TSX:WJA) said its planes were 85.7 per cent full in the July to September months. For September, the load factor was 80.4 per cent as traffic increased 5.9 per cent...

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