Deer Lake Airport has record July, August

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The Deer Lake Regional Airport hit new highs this summer with record traffic numbers reported for both July and August.

The details of the passenger numbers for the peak summer tourism period were released today at the annual general meeting of the Western Newfoundland Destination Management Organization (DMO) — Go Western Newfoundland. Jamie Schwartz, CEO of the Deer Lake Regional Airport, presented the monthly statistics to the organization’s membership and highlighted air service enhancements that could support further tourism growth and development in the region.

The number of passengers in each month of July and August surpassed the 40,000-mark for the first time in the history of the airport, said a prepared release.

A total of 40,050 passengers went through the airport in July and 40,922 passed through in August. The month of August also set a new all-time monthly record, exceeding the previous record of 39,946 passengers established in August of last year.

The Deer Lake Regional Airport provides regular domestic and charter passenger services with several airlines including Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Canadian North, Provincial Airlines, Sunwing and WestJet.

Organizations: Deer Lake Regional Airport, Western Newfoundland Destination Management Organization, DMO Air Canada

Geographic location: Deer Lake Airport, Newfoundland, Deer Lake

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Recent comments

  • shar
    October 05, 2013 - 08:03

    and yet the minute you enter the doors all you can smell is that greasy, horrible food restaurant. Time to get rid of them, put a Tim Horton's there. Anything.. Of course the increase in traffic wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that this airport only covers the whole West/Northern Coast of NL and probably more. Don't you love when numbers are crunched.

  • Llewellyn
    October 04, 2013 - 14:43

    Hoo boy! Can't imagine the coin they racked in from that parking lot racket they have going. Maybe they can make the airport even fancier!

    • Darryl
      October 04, 2013 - 19:59

      Yes that parking lot thing is a racket. Someone backed in my truck several months ago. Damaged the push bar and broke out the driving lights then just took off. I asked the guy on security and he said read the back of the ticket...Not responsible for damage or theft while parked. What kinda security is this ??? Money grab...