Passenger numbers up at YXS
Passenger numbers at the Prince George Airport are soaring to new heights as traffic numbers for 2012 are up nearly six per cent to the end of the third quarter compared to the same period last year.
“It is great to see the North booming with economic activity,” said Prince George Airport Authority president and CEO John Gibson, in a press release. “Passenger numbers increased every month excluding September, which remained flat, but that was no surprise as the Las Vegas service was running last fall.”
He says even if traffic numbers plateau for the rest of the year, the airport is still on track to break its overall record of 417,000 passengers which was set in 2008.
“Approximately 310, 000 passengers travelled in and out of YXS so far this year, compared to 293,000 during this same period last year,” said marketing manager, Lindsay Cotter. “ We saw a fairly healthy jump in February at an 11 per cent increase, followed by an eight per cent jump in August and six per cent in July, year over year.”
In 2011, passenger traffic hit over 402,000 passengers; a 3.1 per cent increase over 2010 with the bulk of the increase taking place in the last quarter of the year.