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Kamloops Airport sees growth in passenger traffic

June 19, 2017 - 8:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - For the second month is a row, there was growth in the passenger numbers at the Kamloops Airport.

The airport recorded 865 more people coming through the gates in May 2017 than May 2016, or a 3.6 per cent increase, according to a media release.

However, May 2016 was when the airport started an 11 month slump thanks in part to the Fort McMurray wildfire impacting the number of travellers. That slump appears to be coming to an end.

In April there was an increase over April 2016 and when compared to May 2015, May 2017 saw a slight increase of around 50 more passengers.

Increases were also seen in other airport activities, including a large number of corporate aircraft, airport manager Fred Legace says.

Work at the airport to rehabilitate the apron continues and is expected to wrap up by the end of this month. The work will allow for more air traffic at the terminal and space for medivac and cargo planes.

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