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Record Year for Victoria International Airport

Jan 15, 2014

Victoria International Airport saw record passenger numbers for 2013, with 1,556,960 passengers surpassing the previous high of 1,538,417 in 2008. For the year, passengers increased 3.4% over 2012.

The primary drivers for the growth were the stronger Canadian economy, a rebound in American visitors and the introduction of new WestJet Encore service.

“2013 has been an extraordinary year for Victoria International Airport,” said Geoff Dickson, Victoria Airport Authority President and CEO. “Not only did we see record numbers, we were fortunate to be recognized on a global scale by winning Airport Council International’s award for service quality as well as their Environmental Mitigation award for our Reay Creek restoration project. We were pleased also to have completed our 9.3 kilometer multi-use bike and walking path around the airport, and terminal renovations are well underway with Spinnakers opening at the end of the month.”

About Victoria International Airport

Victoria International Airport (Airport Code: YYJ) is the 10th busiest airport in Canada with over 1.5 million passengers per year. Victoria is well served with more than 120 daily flights throughout North America and was most recently rated among one of the top ten most-loved airports in the world by CNNGo and named the 2012 Best Airport in North America serving up to 2 million passengers by Airports Council International.

Media contact Victoria International Airport:
Geoff Dickson, President and CEO‚Ä®
Tel: 250-953-7500