Hamilton International Airport Releases 2015 Year in Review

Hamilton, Ont. – (March 21, 2016)

Today, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport released its 2015 Year in Review, reporting on a number of infrastructure and operational achievements. In 2015, Hamilton International continued to focus on growing both its passenger and cargo business while ensuring strong operational performance.  Through its continued relationship with cargo and passenger operators, Hamilton International was proud to provide the highest level of global connectivity for express air cargo in Canada, and serve regional passengers through direct flights to 11 destinations.

Year-end performance resulted in a 7% increase in cargo aircraft billable weight as a result of increased express cargo, high speed logistics, growth of e-commerce, and a rise in the cargo charter segment.  While stricter management of aircraft capacity and the impact of the Alberta economy led to a 6% decline in passenger traffic, additional winter flights to Cayo Coco, and an added Celebrity Cruise flight were welcomed in 2015.

TradePort continued to invest in sustaining infrastructure; nearly $4 million was spent on terminal and airfield projects including completion of Hamilton International’s Cargo Centre, for which Cargojet began operating as anchor tenant in June, and ACI Air Cargo Inc. was announced as common-use operator in November.

“2015 was an exciting year, and we are very proud of the achievements our team and Airport partners realized,” said Frank Scremin, President and CEO, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. “The completion and start of operation at Hamilton International’s Cargo Centre was a significant milestone for the Airport, and positions Hamilton International for future cargo growth.”

“As we look to 2016, our focus is toward growing passenger and cargo service, while continuing to provide a high-value Airport experience to our partners and customers, and enhancing our role as a strong economic contributor in the community” continued Frank Scremin.

Key highlights from 2015 include:

  • 448,133,000 kg in total landed cargo aircraft billable weight
  • 312,839 passengers flying to and from Hamilton International
  • $245.8 million in direct financial benefit to the City of Hamilton since 1996
  • Over 2,700 total jobs created through Airport activity at Hamilton International
  • Over 90% of passengers reported a positive Airport experience
  • Over 500 hours contributed by Airport staff to community organizations and events

To access Hamilton International Airport’s 2015 Year in Review, please visit: www.flyhamilton.ca/passenger/news-media/facts-figures


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John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is a growing passenger airport and the largest overnight express freight Airport in Canada. Its strategic location and uncongested 24/7 operations make it an attractive option for both passenger and cargo carriers looking to serve the Southern Ontario market. The Airport’s tie to Vantage Airport Group – an industry leading investor, developer and manager of airport assets – allows Hamilton International to incorporate best-in-class practices from around the world into its operations.

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