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April numbers climb at Kamloops Airport

May 13, 2015 - 1:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - After three months of slight declines the Kamloops Airport finally saw a rise in traveller numbers last month.

April had nearly 900 more travellers in 2015 than in 2014, bringing the year-to-date traveller numbers to within 1,400 of last year. In total nearly 24,500 travellers passed through the gates of Fulton Field this April, for a total of nearly 109,400 travellers so far in 2015.

This increase follows a levelling off of the recent decline in resource workers travelling to northern Alberta for work and includes a slightly longer ski season.

In a release this week airport manager Fred Legace says the low Canadian dollar has attracted more American visitors and has helped keep Canadians in Canada as well.

The number of aircraft movements has also continued to increase and Legace points to a continued increase in cargo and courier activity.

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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