2014 Passenger Numbers Hit An All Time High at YXS

Prince George, BC – It was another record breaking year at the Prince George Airport (YXS) for passenger traffic. In 2014, 445,929 passengers used YXS, an increase of 4.5% from 2013.

President and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority, John Gibson says “This is the third consecutive year we have broken the passenger traffic record which shows strong stable growth. In 2014 our airline partners added additional seats to existing routes, WestJet started non-stop daily service to Calgary and Central Mountain Air commenced flights to Vancouver in December. Travel associated with the 2015 Canada Winter Games can also be credited as a number of people attended sponsor summits and test events.”

Manager of Marketing and Communications, Lindsay Cotter says “continual growth in passenger numbers bodes well for Prince George as it aids in sharing our story to existing and potential new air carriers. It helps paint a picture of strong economic activity in the region.”

December was the busiest month of the year with a 12% increase in travellers over the same period in 2013. Other heavy travel months out of YXS include January, September and October which saw increases between 7% and 9%.

Passenger numbers at a glance:
2014 – 445,929
2013 – 426,709
2012 – 418, 589
2011 – 402,438
2010 – 390,340
2009 – 376,030

2015 is shaping up to be another busy year at YXS with the addition of Pacific Coastal Airline’s non-stop flight to Victoria along with the Canada Winter Games next month.