Passenger traffic at Hamilton’s airport is poised to increase for the first time in many years.
That is according to Tradeport, the operator of John C. Munro International, which has delivered its annual update to city politicians.
CEO Vijai Bathija says the upswing is due to the recent launch of NewLeaf Travel and he’s confident the trend will continue citing the growing local population base.
The airport directly employs over one thousand people and provides 1.7 million dollars in taxes and rent, but passenger numbers dropped to just over 312 thousand last year.
Councillor Chad Collins wonders when the airport might reach the million passenger mark promised by Tradeport many years ago.