(Fredericton, February 6, 2015) Once again, the Fredericton International Airport has broken its previous record for traffic growth.
The figures for 2014 show more than 315,000 passengers either arrived at or departed from the Fredericton airport during the year. That’s an increase of more than six percent from the previous year, which was also a record year.
FIAA CEO and President David Innes credits improved service and more competitive fares by Air Canada for the continued growth in traffic. He also says the record traffic, which is projected to increase even further in the next year and well into the future, especially because of the WestJet service that begins in April, underlines the need for an expansion of the terminal.
“We are already operating at more than 50 per cent above what our terminal was designed for which makes the expansion more necessary than ever”, says Innes who adds “Urban planning expert Professor Richard Florida draws a direct connection between the efficiency of a city’s airport and that region’s economic growth”.
Innes expects work on the expansion to begin this calendar year. “It’s an investment for today and for the future. Things are looking up at the airport, and with the expansion, the sky is the limit.”