Air Passenger Traffic Up 75% at Lethbridge Airport

The addition of WestJet has resulted in a huge spike in air passengers coming and going from YQL.

The Lethbridge Airport has seen a big jump in passenger traffic over the past year.

Tourism Lethbridge releasing some new data on people come and going across the region.

Executive Director, William Slenders says there's been year-over-year growth of 75% in air passengers at YQL and notes there's big reason for that spike. "Because the Lethbridge Airport got another carrier, we are seeing a substantial rise in the number of people can fly into and out of Lethbridge, so it is fantastic news for the community."

Slenders says after WestJet's first full year as of this June, Tourism Lethbridge will have more consistent numbers to compare.

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