About the Airport
Charlottetown Airport Releases 2009 Stats - January 26, 2010
The Charlottetown Airport Authority announced today that traffic volume was down slightly from 2008 - which was the airport’s best year on record.
“Unofficially, we had 278,573 enplaned and deplaned passengers,” said Doug Newson, CEO of the Charlottetown Airport. “Compared to 2008, where we recorded 282,385 passengers – numbers are down just slightly, 1.3 percent, year over year.”
Considering the economic downturn that had slowed business and travel across the globe; the Charlottetown Airport performed very well, and above average, in comparison to other Canadian airports. Many Canadian airports have reported large year over year declines in passenger traffic in the range of 5 to 10 percent.
“2009 was certainly a challenging year in the world of aviation” said Newson. “We have seen airlines shrink capacity, consolidate and even close. The economy in many parts of the world was in deep recession and it has affected people’s ability and willingness to travel.”
“So, considering all of the factors, it is very encouraging to see our numbers hold up. This is a testament to the steady and continuous demand from local residents and visitors that want to fly to our Province.” added Newson.
The Charlottetown Airport has recorded significant increases in passenger traffic over the last number of years. Since 2004, traffic at the Airport has grown by nearly 110,000 passenger movements; an annual average growth rate of nearly 11%. Air Canada, WestJet, Delta Air Lines and Sunwing Vacations all serve the Charlottetown Airport with non-stop flights to various destinations.
For more information contact:
Doug Newson, CEO, Charlottetown Airport Authority
Telephone: (902) 566-7997 x222