Record year for Kamloops Airport

KAMLOOPS - The number of people flying in and out of the Kamloops airport continues to rise, with 2014 another record year at Fulton Field.

Over 310,000 travellers used the airport in 2014, compared to 290,000 in 2013, which had been a record year as well.

The airport hit the record number despite a two per cent drop in the number of passengers in December of 2014 when compared to the same month in 2013.

Airport Manager Fred Legace says in a media release the December drop off was likely due to the resource industries cutting back jobs so less people needed to commute out of the airport.

Heading forward Legace expects the lower Canadian dollar and lower fuel costs will drive more tourism to the region from places like the United States.

Growth over the last several years has led to the airport expanding services and new businesses setting up shop. A new service centre for private and charter flights was set up, a new parking lot was built and the main washrooms were upgraded.

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