Airlines Enjoy Record Passenger Traffic From Regional International Airport in 2013

By: Kw Now! Local News
| Published 01/19/2014


YKF Celebrates Record Passenger Traffic In 2013

YKF Generates 15% Increase Over 2012

Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) is proud to announce 2013 was another record-breaking year for passenger traffic. A total of 138,733 passengers travelled through the air terminal building which is a 15 per cent increase over 2012, which was also a record-breaking year.

“2013 was the busiest year ever at the Airport. We want to thank everyone who made the choice to support our airline partners American, Bearskin, Sunwing and WestJet and to fly from Waterloo Region,” said Chris Wood, Airport General Manger, Region of Waterloo International Airport. “The airlines are seeing an increase in advance bookings and the use of one-stop connections to destinations throughout the United States, Canada and the world. We are confident that our passenger numbers will continue to grow in 2014, as we work with existing and new carriers to bring more air service options to our community.”

Passengers can travel non-stop daily to Calgary, Chicago and Ottawa with one-stop service available to over 250 destinations in over 40 countries. Weekly direct service to Cancun, Mexico is also available with Sunwing until March 17, 2014.

In addition to record breaking passenger numbers, the Airport recorded 106,923 aircraft movements (a landing or a takeoff) which is an increase of 3.2 per cent over 2012, and also the busiest year in 10 years. The Region of Waterloo International Airport continues to maintain its position as one of the top 20 busiest airports in Canada.

The Region of Waterloo International Airport amenities include: $6.00 parking per day, complimentary baggage carts, FREE high-speed wireless internet; charging stations; licensed sit down departure lounge and new lobby café (both operated by Edelweiss), National, AVIS and Hertz car rentals available on-site. An air terminal that is easy to navigate, no traffic jams or lost vehicles and fast and friendly air service make travelling from YKF easy and convenient.