Passenger Traffic Trends Upward At Gander Airport
PASSENGER TRAFFIC TRENDS UPWARD AT GANDER AIRPORT
(July 7, 2014) Passenger traffic at Gander International Airport (CYQX) has grown four per cent as of the end of the second quarter.
Passenger travel out of Gander has remained buoyant in 2014 after the airport reported its highest passenger totals since 1989 last year. The airport posted a six per cent growth in 2013.
“We are very pleased with the continued growth we have experienced,” said Gander International Airport Authority (GIAA) President and CEO Reg Wright “The regional economy remains strong and we are seeing evidence of increased non-resident tourist visitations at the airport, especially with a bumper crop of icebergs this season. Passenger traffic at Gander will continue to increase as the airport attracts new seat capacity. What is most encouraging is that our market has plenty of room to grow.”
The airport authority said the lengthening of Air Canada’s seasonal nonstop Toronto service, Sunwing Airline’s new service to Orlando for 2015 and strong customer demand on existing routes all bodes well for future.
The Gander International Airport Authority is the not-for-profit organization created in 1996 to manage operations at Gander International Airport (CYQX). The airport plays a key role in the economic and community development of the Central Newfoundland region.
For further information, contact:
Reg Wright, President and CEO
Phone: (709) 256-6668 Email: [email protected]