18,576 passenger fly to and from the Sault Ste. Marie Airport in December 2017 a 3.23% increase over December 2016, and the best December in the airport’s history. The Sault Ste. Marie Airport continues to be served daily by Air Canada Express, Bearskin Airlines, and Porter Airlines. As of December 22nd Sunwing Airlines returned with their seasonal service to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This year the seasonal service is scheduled to run until April 2018 with the last departure to the sunny south on April 13th and the last return to the Sault on April 20th.
For the year 2017 the airport saw a 0.57% increase in passenger levels from 211,619 in 2016 to 212,831 in 2018. During 2017 the airport saw two new records for overall passenger levels in a single month with August setting a record at 20,055 only to be broken again in October at 20,667. There were 6 months in the year including August and October that set records for that month.
Terry Bos President and CEO of the Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation noted; “The SSMADC is pleased to see a continuing increase in passenger levels. The airlines continue to modify schedules in order to provide customers the most convenient travel times. Sunwing has returned for another winter season, and there has been a noticeable increase in the number of American licence plates parking at the airport which is a promising development.