Thunder Bay Airport
Summer 2018 Sets New Passenger Volume Record
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - September 20, 2018 (LSN) The summer ended with record volumes at Thunder Bay Airport. As of August 31, the Airport has recorded a new high of 588,076 passengers representing a 4.6% increase from last year.
Strong volumes from northern communities have been a significant contributor to the 2018 records. Bearskin Airlines, North Star Air and Wasaya Airways are all showing strong volumes.
A seventh weekday frequency from Porter Airlines, along with added capacity into Winnipeg from WestJet Encore have also contributed.
Volumes are expected to stay strong until the end of the year. President and Chief Executive Officer, Ed Schmidtke cites the upcoming Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting and the early Sunwing start on the Cuba charter season as positive factors going forward. About TBIAA TBIAA is the private non-shareholder corporation responsible for the operation of the Thunder Bay International Airport. TBIAA receives no government funding for the operation of the Airport. Economic activity related to the Airport is responsible for an estimated $645 million dollars in GDP annually and over 5000 jobs.
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