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Edmonton International Airport (EIA/YEG)

Better growth in February propelled by transborder, international, & fbo ops. Growing pax again with less aircraft movements year over year means larger/fuller aircraft.

February 2024​

Terminal​

  • Terminal Traffic: 502,008 passengers (Year-to-date 1,001,254 passengers) 4.1% (Year-to-date 2.6%)
  • Domestic 356,912 passengers (Year-to-date 717,043 passengers) 0.1% (Year-to-date -1.6%)
  • Transborder 71,446 passengers (Year-to-date 133,796 passengers) 9.5% (Year-to-date 6.3%)
  • International 73,650 passengers (Year-to-date 150,415 passengers) 22.3% (Year-to-date 23.8%)

Fixed Base Operators (FBO)​

  • 51,020 passengers (Year-to-date 105,370 passengers) 17.0% (Year-to-date 18.6%)

Total passengers (Terminal and FBO)​

  • 553,028 passengers (Year-to-date 1,106,624 passengers) 5.2% (Year-to-date 3.9%)
 

Better growth in February propelled by transborder, international, & fbo ops. Growing pax again with less aircraft movements year over year means larger/fuller aircraft.

February 2024​

Terminal​

  • Terminal Traffic: 502,008 passengers (Year-to-date 1,001,254 passengers) 4.1% (Year-to-date 2.6%)
  • Domestic 356,912 passengers (Year-to-date 717,043 passengers) 0.1% (Year-to-date -1.6%)
  • Transborder 71,446 passengers (Year-to-date 133,796 passengers) 9.5% (Year-to-date 6.3%)
  • International 73,650 passengers (Year-to-date 150,415 passengers) 22.3% (Year-to-date 23.8%)

Fixed Base Operators (FBO)​

  • 51,020 passengers (Year-to-date 105,370 passengers) 17.0% (Year-to-date 18.6%)

Total passengers (Terminal and FBO)​

  • 553,028 passengers (Year-to-date 1,106,624 passengers) 5.2% (Year-to-date 3.9%)

553,028 passengers (Year-to-date 1,106,624 passengers) 5.2% (Year-to-date 3.9%)

So 5.2% and 3.9% signify increases over 2023 totals?
 

Better growth in February propelled by transborder, international, & fbo ops. Growing pax again with less aircraft movements year over year means larger/fuller aircraft.

February 2024​

Terminal​

  • Terminal Traffic: 502,008 passengers (Year-to-date 1,001,254 passengers) 4.1% (Year-to-date 2.6%)
  • Domestic 356,912 passengers (Year-to-date 717,043 passengers) 0.1% (Year-to-date -1.6%)
  • Transborder 71,446 passengers (Year-to-date 133,796 passengers) 9.5% (Year-to-date 6.3%)
  • International 73,650 passengers (Year-to-date 150,415 passengers) 22.3% (Year-to-date 23.8%)

Fixed Base Operators (FBO)​

  • 51,020 passengers (Year-to-date 105,370 passengers) 17.0% (Year-to-date 18.6%)

Total passengers (Terminal and FBO)​

  • 553,028 passengers (Year-to-date 1,106,624 passengers) 5.2% (Year-to-date 3.9%)

I'd be curious to know how many of our 1.1 million passengers flew to YYC and flew in from there, too. Is that info available?
 
Something I forgot is that February had an extra day this year so that artificially increases numbers over 2023...
 
I'd be curious to know how many of our 1.1 million passengers flew to YYC and flew in from there, too. Is that info available?

I don't believe that is easily publicly available information. But for the sake of rough numbers given 60 days in Jan/Feb looking at Westjet/Air Canada roughly offering 3 daily 737 and 9 daily Q400 flights from YEG->YYC assuming a 95% load factor and 95% of those passengers making connections that would mean about 66,280 passengers would be attributed to Edmonton and Calgary would be able to count 132,560 over that period towards their pax count. If looking at the round trip that doubles to 132,560 for Edmonton and 265,120 for Calgary.

Not a perfect science as there are still (albeit probably almost negligible) numbers of folks connecting in YEG from YYC. You can see how that contributes although I believe we are down in capacity from previous peaks we had through YYC. The other factor is some folks choose to still make the drive to YYC but I have no idea what those numbers might look like.
 
The other factor is some folks choose to still make the drive to YYC but I have no idea what those numbers might look like.
Sad, but true. I was one of these, unfortunately. When I went to San Diego, the only option I could afford to fly out of YEG included an 11hr layover in YYC, so I just drove down and flew straight from there. I don't know which one annoys me the most: having to fly from YYC or having to drive there for it
 
I don't believe that is easily publicly available information. But for the sake of rough numbers given 60 days in Jan/Feb looking at Westjet/Air Canada roughly offering 3 daily 737 and 9 daily Q400 flights from YEG->YYC assuming a 95% load factor and 95% of those passengers making connections that would mean about 66,280 passengers would be attributed to Edmonton and Calgary would be able to count 132,560 over that period towards their pax count. If looking at the round trip that doubles to 132,560 for Edmonton and 265,120 for Calgary.

Not a perfect science as there are still (albeit probably almost negligible) numbers of folks connecting in YEG from YYC. You can see how that contributes although I believe we are down in capacity from previous peaks we had through YYC. The other factor is some folks choose to still make the drive to YYC but I have no idea what those numbers might look like.

You made some good 👍 points, thanks 🙏. Plus some people choose to take the bus 🚌 & then travel by plane. There is currently 3 Bus companies in Alberta like: Red Arrow, Rider Express & The Canada Bus, on the Edmonton YEG - Calgary route via Red Deer that makes a stop at YYC Airport✈️ too.
 
Transborder is coming off a low base so 9% is good but not unexpected.

International at 22% is unexpectedly strong.
That's good and important, because at least we are past the era when we had to connect in Calgary to fly almost anywhere. Domestic service to major cities in Canada is ok now.

Transborder and particularly International is where we need to improve more.
 
What do you think ol’ Alexi has in store for YEG?
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