Charlottetown Airport tops record set in 2014

More than 350,000 people used Charlottetown Airport in 2016, setting a new record for annual passengers.

Airport passenger numbers up 12%

The Charlottetown Airport Authority expects another big year in 2017. (Natalia Goodwin/CBC)

More than 350,000 people used Charlottetown Airport in 2016, setting a new record for annual passengers.

The previous record was set in 2014, with just under 318,000 passengers. 2015 was also a strong year for the airport.

Airport passenger numbers
2016354,234
2015316,628
2014317,827

"It demonstrates to our air carrier partners that when new air service and capacity is added out of Charlottetown, both Islanders and visitors will support it," said Airport CEO Doug Newson in a news release.

Traffic at the airport has grown 57 per cent in the last 10 years.

The airport expects another strong year with Canada's 150th celebrations in 2017.