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Air passenger numbers down for seventh straight month at Kamloops airport

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December 12, 2016 - 2:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - Fewer people are travelling through the Kamloops Airport and the downturn in the oil industry continues to be the reason for the drop.

November 2016 saw a 3.5 per cent drop in traveller numbers when compared to the same month in 2015, according to a media release. That's the seventh month in a row the Kamloops Airport recorded a drop in passanger numbers.

The slumping oil industry and Fort McMurray wildfire seem to be at the turning point, as the airport had been heading to a record year. 

"Air carriers report some initial signs of recovery though as energy companies start the process of bringing people back on staff and this bodes well for the Kamloops market of migrating workers," Fred Legace with the airport says in the release.

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