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Passenger travel at Kamloops Airport on the rise

April 06, 2018 - 4:08 PM

KAMLOOPS - First quarter passenger numbers at the Kamloops Airport were the best on record.

The airport saw 92,471  travellers in the first quarter, which is a 5.8 per cent increase compared to 2017, according to Kelowna Airport media release.

“Passenger numbers continue to reflect positive growth with the highest first quarter ever for Kamloops,” the airport's managing director Heather McCarley says in the release.

Last year proved to be trying times for YKA as the smoke from wildfires in the summer months negatively impacted passenger numbers.

McCarley says the airport will continue to increase travel with flights from Kamloops to Calgary through WestJet in May and direct flights to Toronto in June via Air Canada.

- This story was corrected April 9 at 10:26 a.m. It originally stated 2017 traveller numbers instead of 2018 statistics.

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