The Charlottetown Airport Authority announced today that traffic for the second quarter of 2010 was up 9.3% in comparison to 2009. This past quarter saw a record number of passengers go through the Airport in each month, including June, which increased by 14% over last year.
“We had a record number of seats available for this particular quarter as Air Canada added capacity from Ottawa and Toronto” stated Airport CEO, Doug Newson.
“In addition, Delta Air Lines began non-stop service to New York City on June 17th. This flight has proven to be a popular connection for both travellers visiting the Island and for Islanders looking for a quick summer getaway,” noted Newson.
"The performance at the CharlottetownAirport is impressive," said Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Vessey. “It’s very encouraging to see the traffic number increases early in our summer season. We are pleased to see the momentum in our airline numbers and visitation to-date."
Year-to-date traffic at the Airport is up 5.5% to the end of June. “The world class events that have taken place in late June, and even early July, have helped grow traffic and we are optimistic that the positive trend will continue through the remainder of the tourism season”, said Newson.
Peak Summer Schedule
During the peak summer period there are 15 flights departing daily from the Charlottetown Airport to five non-stop destinations with hundreds of connection options.
For more information contact:
Doug Newson, CEO, CharlottetownAirport Authority
Telephone: (902) 566-7997 x222