Charlottetown airport reminds travellers to arrive early for flights

Published on July 7, 2015

The Charlottetown Airport saw passenger numbers in 2015 that matched the record-setting numbers from the yeaer before.

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The Charlottetown Airport Authority wants to remind all passengers to allow extra time at the airport for early morning and early evening departures during this peak travel season.

The peak summer travel schedule has started and the airlines have additional flights and larger aircraft for this period.

This is resulting in longer than normal wait times for airline check-in and security.

“We would like the public to be prepared when flying from our airport this summer, as over half of our airport’s traffic is during the summer months,” said Charlottetown airport CEO Doug Newson, noting the busiest times are in the early mornings between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.

“We are asking all travellers to arrive at the airport 90 minutes before their scheduled flight as the airlines recommend, especially during this busy time.”

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Currently, the majority of passengers have been arriving at the Charlottetown airport 60 minutes prior to their departure, which is not enough time for the check-in process during this peak period.

Airlines are also reminding passengers there is a 45-minute cut off for check-in prior to the scheduled departure time.