Fredericton International Airport passes 400,000 passenger milestone
January 17, 2019
The Fredericton International Airport (YFC) hosted 424,324 passengers in 2018, an almost 7 per cent increase over the previous year. This is the first time in the airport’s history it has reached the 400,000 passenger milestone. It also marks the 9th consecutive year of record-breaking traffic growth at YFC.
Johanne Gallant, Fredericton International Airport Authority President and CEO, noted, “we are so pleased to surpass 400,000 passengers. It is a testament to the confidence that air carriers have in our market – as they’ve added capacity our community has responded by travelling more. It has been an exciting year and we’d like to thank our air carrier partners and travellers.”
Together we’re “Going Places”
In keeping with the airport’s focus on growth and community, the airport authority revealed a video today entitled Going Places showcasing Fredericton travellers sharing how travel has impacted their lives. Sally Ng, CEO of The Triple Effect said, “my goal a few years ago was to hit 30 countries by the time I turned 30. I surpassed that, travel has allowed me to experience new cultures, learn different things and bring that back home.”
Gallant said, “we’re proud to be the starting point to connect New Brunswick travellers with memorable experiences around the world.”
In celebration of surpassing the 400,000 passenger mark and as a thank you to travellers, the airport authority launched a contest today in partnership with Air Canada, where residents of New Brunswick will have a chance to win a trip for 2 anywhere in the world Air Canada flies.
The Fredericton International Airport (YFC) serves over 424,000 passengers annually and offers direct daily service to the major hubs of Toronto (Pearson and Billy Bishop), Montreal, Ottawa, and Halifax, along with seasonal service to the popular sun destinations Cancun, Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana. Through direct, indirect, and induced economic activity, YFC generates 662 jobs, $38.8 million in GDP, and $25.8 million in labour income for New Brunswick every year.