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YYC Experiences Record Passenger Volumes

February 06, 2008   |  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2008           
 
Calgary International Airport - Record Level Passenger Volumes
Over 12.2 million passengers in 2007

Calgary, AB. – Passenger volumes at Calgary International Airport reached an all-time high surpassing 12.2 million annual passengers in 2007.

Statistics reported by the airlines reflect growth in all sectors for a total of 12,230,000 passengers, equating to an increase of 8.4 percent, or almost one million more passengers than 2006.

“Exceeding 12 million annual passengers reflects yet another year of continued growth – an increase exceeding four million passengers since 2000,” commented Garth Atkinson, President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority. “ Calgary is recognized by airlines as a great opportunity for new air services or increased capacity on existing routes and this adds to the urgency of continued infrastructure investment to keep pace with our region’s air travel needs.”

Passenger Sector

Total Passengers 2006 (Million)

Total Passengers 2007 (Million)

Percentage Growth

International

.903

1.04

15.0

U.S.A

2.245

2.38

6.0

Canada

8.131

8.81

8.4

Total

11.279 Million

12.23 Million

8.4

Cargo

Metric Tonnes 2006

Metric Tonnes 2007

Percentage Growth

Total

127,275 MT

134,250 MT

5.48

Passenger air service development highlights, announced or commenced in 2007 include:

Air Canada/Air Canada Jazz 

Chicago; Prince George; Seattle; Halifax, St. John’s (one-stop)

British Airways

First full year of London, Heathrow service

Korean Airlines

Seoul (summer inbound charter series)

Lufthansa

Frankfurt  effective April 14, 2008

Mexicana

Mexico City effective June 1, 2008

Pacific Coastal

Penticton

WestJet

San Jose del Cabo, Mazatlan, Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge, St. John’s (one-stop)

Zoom

Paris (summer)

Since assuming responsibility for Calgary International Airport from the Government of Canada in 1992, The Calgary Airport Authority has invested over $800M in capital and expansion projects while paying $300M in federal airport rent tax to the Government of Canada.

The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit, non-share capital corporation, responsible for the management, maintenance and development of Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport under long-term lease from the Government of Canada.