ABBOTSFORD January 8, 2019: The Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) welcomed record-breaking passenger volumes in 2018, announced Mayor Henry Braun today.A total of 842,212 passengers were serviced at YXX in 2018, which is an increase of 164,559 or 24.3per cent year-over-year. In 2017, 677,653 passengers were serviced at YXX,which isan increase of 147,010 or 27.7 per cent year-over-year.
YXX also added 14,000 square feet of new building space to the terminal building, two additional airline gates, and doubled seating capacity in the secure area to accommodate 600 guests. YXX is also now home to four National Airlines and 2018 brought increased service from Swoop Airlines to destinations across Canada as well as Las Vegas Nevada, and Mazatlánand Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, also Flair Airlines added regular service to Calgary International.
Key to YXX’s future success is its ongoing strategy to innovate and empower the business community. By using a partnership business model, YXX is well-positioned for opportunities and growth in 2019.The Abbotsford International Airport continues to serveas an economic enabler for the region, providing exciting options for travelers.
“YXX one of Canada’s fastest growing airports, having just completeda $5 millionterminal expansionwithout increasing direct or in-direct airline fees. YXX isvery proud to offer one of the most competitive airport platforms in Canada. We look forwardto another record-breakingyear in 2019with the addition of more domestic and international routes. Working with airlineslike Swoop and others toprovideour region with our more travel options,YXX ismaking air travel more accessible fortravelers across the country.”Henry BraunMayor, City of Abbotsford
“We are proud of our great relationship with AbbotsfordInternational Airport and congratulate them on theirrecord-breaking year in 2018. Abbotsford continues to deliver on the promise of keeping fees low and we look forward to working together to keep the costs of travel competitive for our Lower Mainland and Canadian guests in 2019.”Brian Znotins, Vice-President Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development, Westjet
“From day one Abbotsford has been an enthusiastic partner for Swoop. It’s no surprise that their open minded approach when working with carriers and their passion for creating a stress free, seamless airport travel experience has led to record-breaking passenger volumes. We are confident that Abbotsford will continue to deliver valuable enhancements for years to come that mutually benefit its partners like Swoop, and the people and businesses in the Lower Mainland.” Steven GreenwayPresident, Swoop Airlines
“We are delighted to be a part of Abbotsford International Airport’s success story and we look forward to being a part of their future growth plans.”David TaitExecutive Chairman, Flair Airlines.
For more information on the Abbotsford International Airport, please visit www.abbotsfordairport.ca.