Northwest Regional Airport passenger numbers soar
Statistics just released indicate that Northwest Regional Airport is on track to shatter its previous record for passenger traffic figures set back in 2014.
Buoyed by two major industrial projects, Rio Tinto’s aluminium smelter rebuild in Kitimat and BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line, there were 253,368 passengers recorded moving through the airport in 2014.
With early construction work ahead of LNG Canada’s multi-billion-dollar liquefied natural gas plant at Kitimat, there have already been 135,677 passenger movements to the end of June.
“If this keeps up, I believe we will,” says airport general manager Carman Hendry. “We should hit 300,000 this year.”