Calgary International Airport reports record level passenger volumes
Feb. 6, 2008, Calgary - Passenger volumes at Calgary International Airport reached an all-time high surpassing 12.2 million annual passengers in 2007.
February 6, 2008 By Carey Fredericks
Feb. 6, 2008, Calgary – Passenger volumes at Calgary International
Airport reached an all-time high surpassing 12.2 million annual passengers in
Statistics reported by the airlines reflect growth in all sectors for a
total of 12,230,000 passengers, equating to an increase of 8.4 percent, or
almost one million more passengers than 2006.
"Exceeding 12 million annual passengers reflects yet another year of
continued growth – an increase exceeding four million passengers since 2000,"
commented Garth Atkinson, President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority.
"Calgary is recognized by airlines as a great opportunity for new air services
or increased capacity on existing routes and this adds to the urgency of
continued infrastructure investment to keep pace with our region's air travel
Passenger Total Passengers Total Passengers Percentage Growth
Sector 2006 (Million) 2007 (Million)
International .903 1.04 8.5
U.S.A 2.245 2.38 19.5
Canada 8.131 8.81 8.81
Total 11.279 Million 12.23 Million 8.4
Cargo Metric Tonnes Metric Tonnes Percentage Growth
Total 127,275 MT 134,250 MT 5.48
Passenger air service development highlights, announced or commenced in
Air Canada/ Chicago; Prince George; Seattle; Halifax, St. John's
Air Canada Jazz (one-stop)
British Airways First full year of London, Heathrow service
Korean Airlines Seoul (summer inbound charter series)
Lufthansa Frankfurt effective April 14, 2008
Mexicana Mexico City effective June 1, 2008
Pacific Coastal Penticton
WestJet San Jose del Cabo, Mazatlan, Kitchener-Waterloo-
Cambridge, St. John's (one-stop)
Zoom Paris (summer)
Since assuming responsibility for Calgary International Airport from the
Government of Canada in 1992, The Calgary Airport Authority has invested over
$800M in capital and expansion projects while paying $300M in federal airport
rent tax to the Government of Canada.
The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit, non-share capital
corporation, responsible for the management, maintenance and development of
Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport under long-term lease
from the Government of Canada.