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Kamloops Airport releases traveller numbers

September 18, 2016 - 3:44 PM

KAMLOOPS - Kamloops Airport announces the traveler numbers for the month of August as compared to the same period in the previous year.

                                      2015                       2016                  Change
Monthly Travellers           28,072                   27,388                   -2.5%
Year-To Date Travellers    213,803                 216,720                 1.4%

As seen in previous months, August continued a fall off of the Northern Alta. market as the economic consequences are seen from both the wildfire in Fort McMurray and the downturn in the oil and gas sector.

The following aircraft movements were recorded in August as compared to the same period in the previous year:

              2015       2016     Change
IFR          1,156     1,071     -7%
VFR          1,822     2,006     10%

Forestry firefighting operations were down in August with the relatively low fire risk in the region.

A major project to rehabilitate the eastern portion of the main apron is now underway.

The Province of B.C. is funding 75 per cent of the work under the B.C. Air Access program. This will allow the airport to safely handle larger aircraft at the air terminal building and to accommodate medevac and air cargo traffic in a separate area.

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