YMM Hits Record Passenger Numbers for 2013

January 23, 2014

YMM Hits Record Passenger Numbers for 2013

 Fort McMurray, AB–(January 23, 2014) – Fort McMurray Airport reached new heights as passenger numbers for 2013 soared to nearly 1.2 million passengers. 2013 numbers surpassed the previous high of 958,072 in 2012. For the year, passengers increased 25% over 2012.

“2013 has been an incredible year for Fort McMurray Airport. Surpassing the one million passenger milestone with over 1,195,378 passengers is a significant achievement for YMM and is indicative of the robust growth in the region. Air service provided to the region has grown considerably in recent years, and this record reflects the strong community support for the new and improved air services,” stated YMM Airport President & CEO Scott Clements. “The WestJet announcement of a ‘Triple Crown’ of new destinations including nonstop service to Las Vegas, Kelowna and Vancouver will help propel passenger growth in 2014 and beyond.”

 The success that YMM has experienced can be attributed to airlines partners adding and increasing services to YMM such as the daily nonstop service to Denver and the increase in aircraft size and frequency on existing routes.

 “The growth we are experiencing is remarkable and we know the pressure that is being placed on our current terminal building by this crush of passenger traffic. We are eagerly anticipating the opening of the New Terminal and look forward to its opening June 9, 2014,” said Clements.

 About Fort McMurray Airport

Fort McMurray Airport Authority is a community-based not-for-profit organization that owns and operates Fort McMurray Airport (YMM). Canada’s sixteenth busiest airport, YMM is the fastest growing airport in Canada with a passenger growth rate of 25% in 2013. YMM served nearly 1.2 million passengers in 2013 and is nearing completion of a new terminal building which opens June 9, 2014.

 For more information, please visit www.flyfortmac.ca or contact us at 780-790-3910.

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