Canada’s top ten airports are all reporting solid growth in the first few months of 2008. Last year Edmonton was the star performer and ended the year with 16% more passengers than in 2006, but this year Vancouver has stepped up to take the lead regarding growth.
|Source: Airport websites
Halifax Airport does not report monthly data
Growth at Canada’s busiest airport, Toronto Pearson, was under 2% in 2007 but so far in 2008 passenger numbers have been up by around 6%. Edmonton’s growth remains good but slipped back to single-digits.
Ottawa: Traffic up, marketing still eccentric…
Traffic at Ottawa’s airport is also progressing well this year. The airport has finally dropped the image of a Hawker Siddeley Trident as part of its website branding. However, the replacement image is almost as eccentric as it appears to show a Ryanair 737-800. Is there something Michael O’Leary isn’t telling us?