Greater Moncton International Airport reports that once again in 2013, it saw “healthy increases” in its passenger traffic.
In 2013, the number of passengers at the airport rose to 647,682, a 5.3% increase over 2012 (615,085) and a nearly 12% increase over 2011 (579,329). These customers flew on the GMIA’s main airline partners, including Air Canada Express, the airline offering the most frequency from Greater Moncton, as well as Porter, WestJet and United. A significant increase was also noticed coming from chartered aircraft (Flair and Canadian North) transporting mobile workers mostly to Fort McMurray.
The GMIA is also served during winter months by airlines offering direct non-stop flights to southern destinations. This winter, Transat Holidays is offering flights from Greater Moncton to Mexico, Cuba and Dominican Republic. Sunwing Vacations is offering direct flights to Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Mexico. Meanwhile, WestJet is also offering direct flights from Greater Moncton to Mexico and Florida.
The Greater Moncton International Airport Authority’s president and CEO, Rob Robichaud said that: “The steadfast and loyal support of our customers, airlines, cargo companies, and our partners in the business community and government, have made it possible for us to continue increasing our offerings and expanding our facilities. As New Brunswick’s busiest and fastest-growing airport, we’re very proud of what we have to offer and are dedicated to excellence for our travel and cargo customers.”
Robichaud continued: “We’re open to the world. We have a beautiful modern terminal, overall great weather for flying, an excellent strategic location for trans-shipments and top-notch cargo facilities, including a 10,000-foot world-class brand-new runway. We’re working very hard every day to increase our role in our economy as a key strategic piece of transportation and cargo infrastructure.”
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