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(Sudbury, ON) – Guest and Passenger numbers at the Greater Sudbury Airport sky rocket in 2017, as they hit record traffic.
The Greater Sudbury Airport posted an overall 18% increase in the number of travellers visiting the airport in 2017, with almost 271,000 arriving and/or departing, compared to just over 229,000 in 2016.
The number of travellers for the first eight months of 2017 was up by over 16%. As of August 2017, just over 174,000 travellers have come through the airport, compared to almost 150,000 in 2016.

The significant increase is due to a combination of factors. According to Todd Tripp, Greater Sudbury Airport CEO, “this substantial growth can be attributed to the air carriers meeting passenger demand through improved scheduling, a stronger focus on flight reliability, and the upsizing of aircraft for certain flights. Additionally, the introduction of WestJet to the Sudbury market has been extremely beneficial. We want to extend our gratitude to Air Canada, Porter Airlines, Bearskin Airlines, WestJet, and Sunwing for their exceptional service over the past year”

The Greater Sudbury Airport continues to work towards improving air travel options for visitors and residents of Northern Ontario. Providing more options for travellers means creating a competitive pricing environment and positions air travel as the preferred mode of transportation to and from Greater Sudbury, and surrounding communities.

About the Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation

The Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation is a not-for-profit, non-share Capital Corporation that manages the Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB). The Greater Sudbury Airport is one of Northern Ontario’s busiest and is currently served by Air Canada, Bearskin Airlines, Porter Airlines, WestJet and Sunwing Airlines. Air Canada and WestJet offer daily flights to and from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, which provide worldwide connections, while Porter Airlines offers daily service to and from downtown’s Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which connects passengers to various Canadian and U.S. destinations. Regular scheduled flights provided by Bearskin Airlines offer air service to and from many Northeastern Ontario centres. Sunwing Airlines offers flights from Greater Sudbury to various sun destinations from December to March.

Hailey Short
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Greater Sudbury Airport
(705) 693 2514 ext. 238

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