By Sarah Klein
Air traffic hit a record high at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport in 2014, reaching 3.67 million passengers.
The Winnipeg Airports Authority says that’s an increase of 5.3 percent from the previous year. The record for most passengers boarding from Winnipeg’s terminal was in 2007 at 3.57 million.
“We were very pleased by the response of our partner airlines who upon recognizing the potential of this market, responded by increasing capacity and introducing new routes,” said Barry Rempel, president and CEO of the WAA.
“Travellers to and from our region responded positively by travelling more frequently than at any time in prior years.”
On the cargo side of operations, there were 5,087 movements for 2014 in the major sorting facilities made of up FedEx, Purolator, UPS and Cargojet Airways.