Deer Lake Regional Airport in Newfoundland sees pax grow 50% since 2005 as Air Canada, Provincial Airlines and WestJet compete
Deer Lake Regional Airport in Newfoundland (not to be confused with Deer Lake Airport in Ontario) is the second busiest airport in the province after St. John’s. Handling around 340,000 passengers annually, the airport ranks as one of the top 25 in Canada. Between 2005 and 2015 passenger numbers have grown by just over 50%, with growth every year except for 2009.
Air Canada, Provincial Airlines and WestJet compete for passengers
The airport’s biggest routes in terms of weekly seat capacity are to Halifax in Nova Scotia, Toronto Pearson in Ontario, St. John’s in Newfoundland and Goose Bay in Labrador. Air Canada provides schedules services to all four of those destinations, while WestJet operates daily flights to Toronto Pearson and twice-daily flights to Halifax. Provincial Airlines, with a fleet of Bombardier turboprops, serves Gander (in Labrador), Goose Bay, St. John’s and Stephenville (in Newfoundland). Stephenville is just 113 kilometres south-west of Deer Lake. During the summer season Sunwing Airlines offers international flights to the Dominican Republic and Florida.