Calgary International Airport - Record Level Passenger Volumes - Over 12.2 million passengers in 2007



    CALGARY, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - Passenger volumes at Calgary International
Airport reached an all-time high surpassing 12.2 million annual passengers in
2007.
    Statistics reported by the airlines reflect growth in all sectors for a
total of 12,230,000 passengers, equating to an increase of 8.4 percent, or
almost one million more passengers than 2006.
    "Exceeding 12 million annual passengers reflects yet another year of
continued growth - an increase exceeding four million passengers since 2000,"
commented Garth Atkinson, President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority.
"Calgary is recognized by airlines as a great opportunity for new air services
or increased capacity on existing routes and this adds to the urgency of
continued infrastructure investment to keep pace with our region's air travel
needs."

    
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    Passenger       Total Passengers  Total Passengers  Percentage Growth
    Sector          2006 (Million)    2007 (Million)
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    International   .903              1.04              8.5
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    U.S.A           2.245             2.38              19.5
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    Canada          8.131             8.81              8.81
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    Total           11.279 Million    12.23 Million     8.4
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    Cargo           Metric Tonnes     Metric Tonnes     Percentage Growth
                    2006              2007
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    Total           127,275 MT        134,250 MT        5.48
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    Passenger air service development highlights, announced or commenced in
2007 include:

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    Air Canada/        Chicago; Prince George; Seattle; Halifax, St. John's
    Air Canada Jazz    (one-stop)
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    British Airways    First full year of London, Heathrow service
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    Korean Airlines    Seoul (summer inbound charter series)
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    Lufthansa          Frankfurt effective April 14, 2008
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    Mexicana           Mexico City effective June 1, 2008
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    Pacific Coastal    Penticton
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    WestJet            San Jose del Cabo, Mazatlan, Kitchener-Waterloo-
                       Cambridge, St. John's (one-stop)
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    Zoom               Paris (summer)
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    Since assuming responsibility for Calgary International Airport from the
Government of Canada in 1992, The Calgary Airport Authority has invested over
$800M in capital and expansion projects while paying $300M in federal airport
rent tax to the Government of Canada.
    The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit, non-share capital
corporation, responsible for the management, maintenance and development of
Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport under long-term lease
from the Government of Canada.





For further information:

For further information: Bryce Paton, Calgary Airport Authority, Media
Line: (403) 735-5899

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