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July 02, 2007 | General

04/18/07

Edmonton – The busy spring break powered another record passenger month at Edmonton International Airport (EIA). Nearly 514,000 passengers were served in March, a 19 per cent increase over March 2006 and the busiest month in the airport’s history.

To the end of March, passenger volumes have jumped 18.6 per cent over 2006. In the past 12 months, EIA has served more than 5.4 million passengers. Over 5.2 million were served in 2006.

Market highlights

Domestic 15.4% (March 2007) and 14.4% (YTD)
Transborder 25.0% (March 2007) and 27.3% (YTD)
International 61.1% (March 2007) and 55.1 % (YTD)

Air service highlights

On April 1, Air Canada’s London-Heathrow non-stop service moved to a daily schedule. The non-stop service to the world gateway started last Oct. 31, departing and arriving three times a week.

Westjet enhanced service from Edmonton, including increased service to Toronto and Abbotsford.

Media Contact:
Jim Rudolph
Corporate Communications Manager
Edmonton Airports
Office: (780) 890-8454
Cell: (780) 717-5117
E-mail: jrudolph@flyeia.com