Canada’s airports continue to see significant growth in the domestic, trans-border and international passenger segments. For Canada’s ten busiest airports, demand over the first half of 2015 rose 4.1% year-to-date, down slightly from the 6.1% year-to-date growth experienced through the same period in 2014.
The year-to-date result is stronger than 2012 and 2013, which saw increases of 3.7% and 2.7%, respectively.
Among the 8 busiest airports in Canada, Winnipeg (5.6%) and Toronto Pearson (5.1%) achieved 5+% growth for all segments in the first half of the year. For transborder flights, 4 of these 8 airports are reporting growth led by Vancouver (10.2%), Toronto Pearson (6.5%) and Ottawa (5.0%), while international traffic is up at 6 of the 8 airports with Toronto Pearson leading the way at 9.5% and Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau at 6.5%.