Airport has them flying in and out
The number of travellers using Kamloops Airport continues to increase.
In June, the airport recorded 21,254 travellers, a 4.4 per cent increase over the 20,322 bodies that passed through the airport in June 2011.
Through the first half of the year, Kamloops Airport has recorded a five per cent rise in the number of people using the facility — 136,734 in 2012 compared to 130,273 in 2011.
“As we head into the summer travel season, air carriers report that in-bound destination type travel is increasing,” said Fred Legace, Kamloops Airport’s managing director.
“This increase comes as the region’s tourism product has expanded and the marketing by Tourism Kamloops has created a top of mind presence for people seeking a good value vacation stay.”
Total aircraft movements this year has increased by 11 per cent (to 3,971 from 3,583), with Legace noting the addition of the Canadian Flight Center flight training school having an impact on those statistics.