Tourism increase keeps Kamloops Airport numbers at record level
(JENNIFER STAHN /InfoTel Multimedia)
May 12, 2016 - 4:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - With more than 116,000 travellers passing through the gates at Fulton Field in the first four months of 2016 the airport is on pace for another record year.
In April more than 24,000 people travelled through Kamloops Airport, roughly the same as in April 2015.
The number of workers heading to northern Alberta is down from previous years but in a release airport managing director Fred Legace points to an increase in tourism related travel as offsetting those losses.
With more than 116,500 travellers having passed through the airport January through April 2016, we are outpacing 2015, which had roughly 109,000 travellers in the first four months of the year. With a total of 324,000 travellers, 2015 was a record year for the airport.
Legace also notes an increase in total aircraft movements, with a total of nearly 2,700 last month, up from 2,400 in April 2015.
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