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Old Posted Jan 26, 2011, 3:11 AM
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^ I see this was already mentioned above, but here is part of the article:

Airport traffic soars in St. John's

Traffic is flying high at St. John’s International Airport. More than 1.3 million people travelled through the airport’s gates in 2010, up eight per cent from 2009.

This is great news, and not only for the airport but also for the province, said Keith Collins, president and CEO of St. John’s International Airport Authority.

“It speaks extremely well to the health of the economy, for the province and particularly the capital region,” said Collins.

The airport has seen steady growth in passenger numbers for the past few years. Collins credits the airport’s success to Newfoundland and Labrador’s increasing economic opportunity and its ability to attract tourists.

“The combination of a strong local economy, a province that has established itself as a must-see location for tourists and a city that is an increasingly popular destination for conferences has resulted in record numbers of business and leisure travellers at our airport,” he said.

Also contributing to the increase in traffic flow was an increase in competitiveness of ticket prices and the number of available flights brought on by the establishment of Porter Airlines, said Collins. Porter added hundreds of seats every day in various flights to and from St. John’s when it was established in 2009.

This extra traffic, along with new flights offered by Air Canada, resulted in an overall seat capacity increase of 13 per cent in 2010.
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I think one of the noted problems at St. John's Airport is the lack of public transit. Is this the case elsewhere too ?
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