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Record traffic volumes for airport in 2010

The Thunder Bay International Airport saw a record number of passengers land and take-off in 2010. The 689,704 travellers marks a 5.
The Thunder Bay International Airport saw a record number of passengers land and take-off in 2010.

The 689,704 travellers marks a 5.6 per cent increase of traffic volumes from 2009 and Thunder Bay International Airport Authority president and CEO Scott McFadden credits the jump to the strengthening local economy and special events like the World Junior Baseball Championship held in the city in July.

McFadden said their travel options and prices – specifically to hotspot destinations like Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the Mayan Peninsula – are also a draw.

“This is the first time in five years that our market has seen multiple direct, nonstop travel options. The increased capacity in the market is reflected in very attractive prices this winter,” said McFadden in press release issued Wednesday.

The TBIAA believes that with events like the Ontario Winter Special Olympics coming to the city, the traffic volumes will continue to grow in 2011.






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