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Thunder Bay airport posts record passenger haul

By: Northern Ontario Business staff

Thunder Bay International Airport reached an all-time high in passenger volumes in 2013.

The authority reported that 779,634 passed through the terminal last year, up by 2.4 per cent from 2012.

Scott McFadden, President & CEO of the Thunder Bay International Airports Authority, attributed part of the increase to the arrival of United Airlines last year connecting the city with Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

“Despite moderating economic conditions, we had the pleasure of serving another record number of passengers,” said McFadden in a Jan. 16 news release.

The airport authority is also introducing premium parking on Jan. 31.

Beginning with an introductory rate of $19.99 per day, it’s designed to appeal to same day and short trip (one or two night) travellers.

“We’re providing a new service in response our customers’ requests,” said Scott McFadden, president and CEO, “while at the same time maximizing our investments in facilities and infrastructure.”

The airport authority said all available spaces within the short term area will be open for overnight parking. Space is limited and will be controlled through a posted price of $28 per day.

Holders of authority Quick Card smart cards are eligible for premium parking.

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