The Charlottetown Airport released its 2018 passenger numbers today and the results show an increase in passengers for the third consecutive year. From January through December, the airport saw 370,730 passenger movements, compared to 370,688 in 2017. Over the past five years, traffic has increased by 25%.
“Although 2018 traffic numbers are very similar to 2017, given the drop in overall seat capacity and an early start to winter, this is still something to celebrate”, said Doug Newson, CEO of the Charlottetown Airport Authority (CAA). “Seeing stable traffic numbers with lower seat capacity means our airline partners operated with higher load factors, and this should bode well for future capacity increases and schedule enhancements. While we have not seen finalized schedules for summer 2019, we are optimistic that it will be another great year.”
It was an historic year for the Airport Authority. In addition to these record numbers released today, 2018 also saw the completion of the largest infrastructure investment in its history. The $18-million Runway 03-21 & Associated Taxiways Rehabilitation Projectwas completed in October and provides PEI with a safe and modern asset to help drive economic growth to our province for years to come.