The Sault Ste. Marie Airport saw a monthly record for passenger levels in August 2017. A total of 20,055 passengers flew into and out of the Sault Ste. Marie Airport on Air Canada Express, Bearskin Airlines, and Porter Airlines, making it the busiest month ever. The previous monthly record was set in October 2016 at 20,040.
The August record was a 2.4% increase over August 2016, and was the second monthly record in a row as July set a record at 18,695 a 0.5% increase over the 2016 level. To date since the start of the 2017/2018 fiscal year in April the Airport has seen a 0.2% increase over the previous fiscal year.
The past 12 months of operation have seen 212,690 passengers flow through the Sault Ste. Marie Airport. Eight of the past twelve months have set records for that month in a year.