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Charlottetown Airport Authority optimistic that traffic numbers will continue to grow
The Charlottetown Airport Authority says traffic for the third quarter was up 2.2 per cent in comparison to 2012, as 115,929 passengers went through our facilities from July to September.
This represents the best third quarter in the airport’s history.
“Given that seat capacity was only marginally better than last year during this period, we are very pleased to see such strong passenger numbers for our busy summer season,” said airport CEO Doug Newson.
He said both July and September were record travel months for the airport while August was only slightly lower than the record from 2008.
“Looking ahead to 2014, we are optimistic that traffic numbers will continue to grow as a result of the numerous activities and celebrations planned throughout the year and the strong forecast for meetings and conventions travel to our province,” said Newson.
In other airport news this week, Sunwing has announced it will be offering non-stop weekly service to Cayo Coco, Cuba starting on Feb. 18 and continuing through to early May.