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Airport numbers continue to drop in Kamloops

April 16, 2015 - 8:31 AM

KAMLOOPS - A slight decline in traveller numbers at Fulton Field is being attributed to a continued decline in the number of resource workers in northern Alberta.

In March the number of travellers dipped by almost 250 passengers to 28,290, compared to more than 28,500 in March 2014. Combined with modest declines in January and February the year-to-date numbers for the first quarter are about 1,200 behind last year.

In a release airport managing director Fred Legace says a reduction in the number of resource workers travelling to the oil fields in Alberta has been somewhat offset by the new Edmonton direct flight and a low Canadian dollar which has been encouraging Canadians to stay in Canada and U.S. travellers to cross the border.

While the number of travellers continues to decline following a record year in 2014 the number of aircraft movements has increased. The number of private groups coming through the Kamloops Airport for spring skiing and an increase in cargo and courier activity has led to a total of 380 more aircraft movements in 2015.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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