Air­port do­ing well

The Sudbury Star - - NEWS -

Pas­sen­ger num­bers and trav­ellers at the Greater Sud­bury Air­port are sky­rock­et­ing . The air­port posted a 29 per cent in­crease in the num­ber of trav­ellers vis­it­ing in Au­gust 2017, with 24,893 touch­ing down or tak­ing off com­pared to 19,330 in 2016. The num­ber of trav­ellers for the first eight months of 2017 is also up by more than 16 per cent. So far, 174,019 trav­ellers have come through the air­port, com­pared to 149,879 in 2016. The sig­nif­i­cant in­crease is due to a num­ber of fac­tors. Todd Tripp, Greater Sud­bury air­port’s CEO, said in a re­lease “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 a new air car­rier to the Sud­bury mar­ket has been ex­tremely ben­e­fi­cial.” Air­port of­fi­cial ex­pect a steady in­crease over­all for the rest of the year.

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