THUNDER BAY – If it seemed just a little busier than usual at the Thunder Bay International Airport in 2010, that is because it was. 689,704 passengers arrived and departed Thunder Bay International Airport in 2010 representing an increase of 5.6% over 2009 volumes, an all-time high. Scott McFadden, President & CEO of the Thunder Bay International Airports Authority (TBIAA) attributes the continued growth to the strengthening local economy, and special events such as the World Junior Baseball Championships. In addition, air service options and prices continue to be very favourable for travelers.
Thunder Bay travelers have the option of multiple direct, non-stop flights to sunspot destinations such as Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the Mayan Peninsula. “This is the first time in five years that our market has seen multiple direct, non-stop travel options. The increased capacity in the market is reflected in very attractive prices this winter.” McFadden said, and is optimistic that demand will remain strong at least through the early part of 2011 with special events such as the Ontario Winter Special Olympics contributing to volumes.
Customers are encouraged to visit the Airport website at www.thunderbayairport.com for more information including this winter’s sun flights.
TBIAA is the private not-for-profit, non-shareholder corporation responsible for the operation of the Thunder Bay International Airport. TBIAA receives no government funding for the operation of the Airport. Economic activity related to the Airport is responsible for an estimated $.5 billion dollars in GDP annually and 2086 direct jobs.