Two travellers walk with their luggage in the Fredericton International Airport

Traffic at YFC increases 25 per cent in 2023, outlook for 2024 even stronger

2023 was a year of growth for the Fredericton International Airport (YFC), and the growth is expected to continue through 2024. A total of 333,813 passengers travelled through YFC in 2023, a 25 per cent increase over the previous year.

“It’s exciting to see this new terminal bustling with activity, families reconnecting, and visitors exploring our beautiful province,” says Johanne Gallant, President and CEO of the Fredericton International Airport Authority. “This growth is thanks to our community, who continue to choose to fly from YFC, and our airlines, who have responded by continuing to increase service to the Fredericton International Airport.”

Highlights for 2023 included:

The arrival of the Fredericton International Airport’s first ultra-low-cost carrier, Lynx Air, providing a new option for travellers headed to Calgary or Toronto.

A bagpiper stands on the tarmac playing for passengers who are disembarking from a Lynx aircraft at the Fredericton International Airport.
A person smiles while holding up a cut-out frame at the Sunwing launch.

Sunwing resumed service for the first time since the pandemic, offering non-stop flights to the Caribbean. These destinations were more popular than ever, with strong loads throughout the season.

Increasing capacity on Air Canada with larger aircraft serving Montreal and Toronto.

A female passenger smiles with an employee at the Air Canada check-in desk.
A Porter employee smiles while handing a boarding pass to a guest.

Strong loads on Porter Airlines flights to Ottawa and Toronto’s Billy Bishop airport.

Re-launch of the YFC Flybrary in partnership with the Fredericton Public Library.

FIAA Manager of Public Relations and Marketing Kate O'Rourke, Communications Assistant Emma McCluskey, Director of the Fredericton Airport Julia Stewart and FIAA CEO Johanne Gallant, all smile in front of the Flybrary.
Wolastoqey Percy Sacobie speaks in front of a crowd at the launch of his newly installed artwork in YFC's departures lounge.

A major piece of artwork by nationally recognized and local Wolastoqiyik artist, Percy Sacobie, was commissioned by the City of Fredericton and installed at the airport in August 2023.

Growth is expected to continue in 2024, with Lynx Air and Porter Airlines already announcing increased service to YFC for the Spring and Summer peak travel season. With Porter’s network also increasing at the Ottawa International Airport, travellers will have improved options for connecting via Ottawa to destinations across North America.

With a strong record of growth and a new terminal building, the Fredericton International Airport (YFC) is a comfortable and modern gateway for all of New Brunswick and is the home airport for Fredericton’s Capital Region. YFC is home to four airlines serving nine destinations, including two of Canada’s largest hubs, connecting New Brunswick to the world. Community is the heart of YFC, and the airport is proud to be an active partner in key local events as well as supporting the tourism sector. Over 20 companies, employing more than 300 New Brunswickers, operate at the airport—making it a key economic pillar of the region.