New Brunswick

Fredericton airport registers record passenger numbers

The Fredericton International Airport Authority is reporting a third consecutive year of growth.

Fredericton International Airport Authority annual meeting told revenue grew for third straight year

The Fredericton International Airport Authority is reporting a third consecutive year of growth.

The authority's annual general meeting Thursday was told the airport recorded record-breaking passenger numbers in the last fiscal year and a 9.2 per cent increase in revenue.

"That's very healthy growth, but the really positive news is that this is the third year in a row YFC has grown," said CEO Johanne Gallant. "This is a trend, not an exception."

The airport recorded 316,888 arriving or departing passengers in the 2014-15 fiscal year. That was about 19,000 more than the previous high that was set in 2013 and represents an average increase of more than 50 additional passengers a day.

Gallant expects those numbers to continue growing with WestJet's new service out of Fredericton, which started in April, and with the return of Sunwing flights out of Fredericton next winter.

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