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Passenger numbers increasing at Sudbury airport

CEO Todd Tripp said airport anticipates continued growth through 2017.
Passenger traffic is up at Sudbury’s airport.

Passenger numbers at the Greater Sudbury Airport increased by 29 per cent in the month of August compared the same period the previous year.

Travellers visiting the airport numbered 24,893 in 2017, compared to 19,330 in 2016.

The number of travellers for the first eight months of 2017 is also up by over 16 per cent. To date, 174,019 travellers have come through the airport, compared to 149,879 in 2016.

“This substantial growth can be attributed to the air carriers meeting passenger demand through improved scheduling, a stronger focus on flight reliability, and the upsizing of aircraft for certain flights,” said airport CEO Todd Tripp in Sept. 13 a news release.

“Additionally, the introduction of a new air carrier to the Sudbury market has been extremely beneficial.”

WestJet established its presence at the airport in February, joining Air Canada, Bearskin, Porter, and Sunwing.

The Greater Sudbury Airport said it anticipates a steady increase overall for the rest of the calendar year.