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Passenger numbers continue to increase with new flights at Kamloops Airport

YKA saw its best May and June on record
The first Air Canada Rouge flight from Toronto to Kamloops touches down on June 21. (via Brendan Kergin)

Numbers continue to grow for the Kamloops Airport, with a record number of passengers coming through the gates this spring.

On the heels of their best first quarter ever, this second quarter also outperformed any previous years, welcoming 77,389 travellers across April, May and June.

Last year's second quarter had 74,155 travellers, marking a 4.2 per cent growth. So far, 2018 has had 170,311 passengers come through YKA, a 5.3 per cent increase over 2017's year-to-date total of 161,251.

In a release, the Kamloops Airport said it was their best May and June on record, which is partially a result of added flights on WestJet’s Kamloops-to-Calgary route that started May 1st, as well as Air Canada's new Kamloops-to-Toronto flight, introduced on June 21.


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