Loading articles...

Air Canada Q3 profit down from a year ago, operating revenue up 11 per cent

Last Updated Oct 31, 2018 at 6:59 am PST

People view the newly revealed Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, February 9, 2017. Air Canada saw its third-quarter profit drop compared with a year ago amid rising fuel prices as operating revenue climbed 11 per cent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

MONTREAL – Air Canada saw its third-quarter profit drop compared with a year ago amid rising fuel prices as operating revenue climbed 11 per cent.

The airline reported a profit of $645 million or $2.34 per diluted share for the quarter, which ended Sept. 30.

That’s compared with a profit of $1.72 billion or $6.22 per diluted share a year ago, when the company benefited from an income tax recovery of $758 million.

Operating revenue totalled nearly $5.42 billion, up from $4.88 billion.

On an adjusted basis, Air Canada says it earned $2.03 per diluted share for the quarter, down from an adjusted profit of $3.33 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.

Analysts on average had expected a profit of $2.09 per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.

Companies in this story: (TSX:AC)