More passengers are travelling through the West Kootenay Regional Airport this year. Photo: Betsy Kline

More passengers are travelling through the West Kootenay Regional Airport this year. Photo: Betsy Kline

Passenger counts still rising at West Kootenay Regional Airport

Reliability rates also on rise in second quarter.

Reliability and passenger traffic numbers at the West Kootenay Regional Airport are continuing their climb into the year’s second quarter.

Reliability rates were 96 per cent in April, 100 per cent in May and 97.5 per cent in June. April and June figures were an increase of about 2 per cent each and May was up by 34 per cent.

Passenger traffic was also up with 25,175 passing through the airport during the second quarter of this year compared to 23,979 for the second quarter of 2018.

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This quarter’s reliability rates follow the trend set in the first quarter when rates for January were 65 per cent, up 15 per cent over last year. February’s rate was at 78 per cent, up two per cent. March’s rate was 90 per cent, up five per cent.

Passenger traffic was up 44 per cent in January, seven per cent in February and 22 per cent in March over 2018 figures.



betsy.kline@castlegarnews.com

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