Wednesday, August 12, 2009

YYC June Passenger Numbers down 6.8%

For the sixth straight month, passenger numbers at the Calgary International Airport dropped from the same period in 2008. The decline however stems further with 10 out of the past 11 months seeing negative numbers. The 6.8% overall decrease seen in June was the third biggest drop since August of 2008 with the domestic market being the hardest hit. Domestic passengers flying in/out of Calgary dropped 7.7% to 703,155. International and Transborder markets also saw negative figures at -4.9% (93,834) and -4.6% (172,676) respectively. Overall for the first six months YYC saw just over 5.8 million passengers which is 6.2% less then 2008 and even 4% lower then in 2007.

With continued talks that the recession is pretty much over, the indicators from YYC still seem to show otherwise. Couple this with lower earnings for Canada's major airlines and pledges to reduce capacity or slow growth in the case of WestJet, chances are we won't see positive numbers at YYC for the remainder of the year.

Source: YYC Passenger Statistics (PDF File)

1 comment:

  1. Air Canada announces new service to HNL and OGG today!