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AIRPORT REPORTS STRONG MID-YEAR PASSENGER NUMBERS

(July 14, 2014) Today, Airport officials are reporting a six percent increase in passenger traffic over last year for the January-June period.

According to Dave Allen, Airport President & CEO, “We attribute the passenger increase, in large part, to the addition of a 4th daily flight to Toronto in early June, as well as the harmonization of Air Canada fares in New Brunswick. This means that our passengers have access to the same rate offered by our province’s other airports. We also experienced a banner year with our winter charter operator Sunwing Vacations, who saw a 10 percent increase in passengers over 2013.”

Mr. Allen also recognized that confidence in the local economy seems to be having an impact on the airport’s growth. At the end of 2013, year-end passenger numbers totaled 235,815, the highest since 2008. 

Mr. Allen indicated that his team continues to work closely with Air Canada and Sunwing to enhance air service offerings, as well as seek out opportunities for transborder service. “Approximately 25 per cent of airport traffic ultimately goes to the United States via Toronto, Montreal or Halifax”, he adds.

Seeing the rate of passenger growth over recent years, airport officials are turning their attention to the airport’s aging infrastructure, which is becoming an increasing concern. Significant investments will be required to maintain existing infrastructure, including runways and the terminal building for business continuity over the next 20 years.

“The runways are due to be reconditioned in 2017 and our terminal building, which was built in 1952, is tired and in need of significant improvements or replacement,” said Mr. Allen. “In order for us to continue to operate a first-class facility for existing passengers and to attract new airline services for the future, we need to make some significant investment decisions.”

CarrierCityTimeFlightStatus
Air CanadaToronto19:538948Arrived
Air CanadaHalifax20:117601Arrived
Air CanadaMontreal23:248792On Time
Flights on Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Air CanadaToronto00:178972On Time
Air CanadaHalifax00:407603On Time
Air CanadaHalifax09:157597On Time
Air CanadaMontreal10:548788On Time
Air CanadaToronto11:378946On Time
Air CanadaToronto14:028950On Time
Air CanadaHalifax14:557599On Time
Air CanadaMontreal17:348786On Time
Air CanadaToronto19:148948On Time
Air CanadaHalifax20:007601On Time
Date:  Wednesday, July 23Last updated Time:  21:14
While the Saint John Airport Authority makes every reasonable effort to ensure the information displayed herein is correct, no responsibility or liability for the absolute accuracy of flight information displayed is accepted. Passengers are encouraged to contact their airline, directly, for arrival and departure information.
 
CarrierCityTimeFlightStatus
Air CanadaMontreal18:278793Departed
Air CanadaToronto20:358949Departed
Air CanadaHalifax20:427602Departed
Flights on Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Air CanadaToronto05:158945On Time
Air CanadaMontreal05:458791On Time
Air CanadaHalifax06:157596On Time
Air CanadaHalifax09:357598On Time
Air CanadaMontreal, Ottawa11:208789On Time
Air CanadaToronto12:108947On Time
Air CanadaToronto14:358951On Time
Air CanadaHalifax15:107600On Time
Air CanadaMontreal18:008793On Time
Air CanadaToronto19:458949On Time
Date:  Wednesday, July 23Last updated Time:  21:14
While the Saint John Airport Authority makes every reasonable effort to ensure the information displayed herein is correct, no responsibility or liability for the absolute accuracy of flight information displayed is accepted. Passengers are encouraged to contact their airline, directly, for arrival and departure information.
 

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