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Highest Passenger Traffic in History of Airport


September 19, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

WINNIPEG, Sept. 27 /CNW/ – For the second month in a row, passenger traffic recorded by Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. (WAA) has set records. "To realize passenger growth of 8.5% (year-over-year) is a measure of a vibrant economy. Accommodating that growth while undergoing Airport Site Redevelopment is testament to our Vision of Leading Transportation Innovation and Growth," said Barry Rempel, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. "Along with thanking our community for their patience during a very
busy construction season, I applaud airport employees in meeting the challenges of serving our customers during this record breaking year."

August 2006 was the highest passenger month in the history of Winnipeg International Airport. July's total was 317,040 and in August traffic surged to another record, with a total of 334,574 passengers or 8.5% higher than August 2005.

Year(Month of August)            Passenger Traffic

1998                                    271,229
1999                                    273,725
2000                                    282,008
2001                                    281,083
2002                                    273,549
2003                                    274,683
2004                                    295,006
2005                                    308,386
2006                                    334,574

On January 1, 1997, the operation of Winnipeg International Airport was transferred to community-based Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.

Winnipeg Airports Authority serves our region by providing value to our customers and community. A source of pride for our community, we strive to be a leader in its growth and development.