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Bad weather blamed for drop in travellers at Kamloops Airport

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February 15, 2017 - 1:13 PM

KAMLOOPS - Winter storms are being blamed for a decrease in travellers at the Kamloops Airport.

Airport manager Fred Legace says in a media release more than 1,200 fewer air passengers passed through the gates at Fulton Field last month, a 4.2 per cent drop. He attributes the decrease to stormy weather in Kamloops as well as Vancouver and Calgary, the two major destinations for flights out of Kamloops.

However, last January was much higher than previous years, with 31,233 people through the gates compared to 29,966 this January. Prior to 2016, 2014 was the high point with more than 29,000 passengers.

January was also slightly higher than the month previous. December 2016 saw 29,256 travellers, a 10 per cent decrease compared to December 2015.

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