Sault Ste Marie Airport Development Corporation

Sault Airport welcomed 160K passengers in 2023, up from previous year

Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Passenger levels in 2023 were up nearly 22 per cent from 2022, but still way lower than the 211K who passed through the airport in 2019, before pandemic hit Though passenger levels are up from a year ago, they’re still down from what they were prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Passenger levels in December were up two per cent from December 2022, but down 29 per cent from the same time in 2019, prior to the pandemic.  December 2023 saw 12,892 passengers pass through the airport, up slightly from 12,641 one year earlier. Overall in 2023, 160,406 passengers traveled through the airport, up from 131,901 in 2022.  In comparison, the airport saw 211,277 passengers travel through in 2019. In 2023, the busiest month for the airport was August when 16,425 passengers made their way through.

Last year by the end of November the airport had seen 131,901 passengers. That’s up to 147,514 this year to date, an increase of more than 15,000.

The airport said the current number of flights provided are as follows:

  • Air Canada Express two flights daily
  • Bearskin Airlines 2 flights Sunday, 3 flights daily Monday and Friday; 4 flights daily on Tuesday and Thursday; 6 flights on Wednesday
  • Porter 2 daily flights Sunday to Friday; and 1 daily on Saturday
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