Fredericton International Airport’s Growth Soars to New Heights
The Fredericton International Airport had its busiest year ever in 2017, with 397,741 passengers travelling through the terminal. That is a 5.23 per cent increase over the previous year, and the airport’s eighth consecutive year of record-breaking growth.
Passengers arrive on the inaugural Porter flight to YFC on September 12, 2017.
Passenger numbers aren’t the only thing growing at the Fredericton International Airport—with the launch of an additional year-round air carrier, Porter Airlines, and new choices for travellers seeking a sun getaway during the winter, travellers had more options in 2017 than ever before. These new flights complement the services offered by Air Canada, YFC’s cornerstone air carrier, and WestJet, which launched in 2015.
“We are in a growing, vibrant region and that is reflected in the growth of service and traffic here at YFC. This is great news for our community, because increased passenger traffic means an increased economic impact to our region,” says Johanne Gallant, President and CEO of the Fredericton International Airport Authority.
The Fredericton International Airport’s business is connecting New Brunswickers to the world, and growth at the airport means much more than numbers on a spreadsheet. More passenger traffic means more investors coming to our region, more business people connecting with clients, more families taking vacations, and more visitors discovering the beauty of New Brunswick.
Travellers can look forward to a choice of five direct sun destinations in 2018, complementing YFC’s convenient service to Ottawa and downtown Toronto with Porter Airlines, and easy connections worldwide via Air Canada and WestJet.
Fredericton International Airport 2017 Key Stats:
- Total passengers: 397,741
- 5.23% increase in passengers compared to 2016
- Average of 1,090 passengers per day
- Busiest month: August, with an average of 1,360 passengers per day
- 3 airlines with year-round service including Porter Airlines (launched September 2017)
- 2 charter airlines serving 5 sun destinations
The Fredericton International Airport (YFC) serves approximately 398,000 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 brings 513 jobs, $8.5-million in taxes, and $24-million in GDP to New Brunswick every year.