Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation Passenger and Aircraft Movement Levels

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Sault Ste. Marie Airport

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – Passenger traffic in June saw an increase from May but remains down over 87% from 2019 levels.  A passenger movement comparison:

Month 2019 2020 2021
March 18,550 9,531 1,479
April 16,842 63 1,334
May 17,364 69 1,616
June 17,331 440 2,253

 

Terry Bos, SSMADC President & CEO stated: “The trend in passenger levels is certainly encouraging and the aircraft arrivals later in the month certainly seemed fuller.  With Air Canada adding a second daily flight in Mid-July and Porter’s announced return of two daily flights in October, the future is finally starting to look more optimistic for a return to travel.”

Aircraft traffic movements through April 2021:

Month Aircraft Movements Change from Previous Year

Month Aircraft Movements Change from Previous Year
May 875 -89.6%
June 954 -87.7%
July 1,245 -81.0%
August 2,703 -57.1%
September 4,922 -12.3%
October 4,819 -23.2%
November 3,684 -18.7%
December 3,093 49.8%
January 2,650 -30.9%
February 4,188 -18.2%
March 6,582 92.6%
April 6,700 1065.22%

Bearskin Airlines continues to operate 2 daily flights Sunday and 4 daily flights Monday to Friday.  Air Canada Express effective July 13th will now be offering two flights daily.  This is still a major decrease in flight options compared to July of 2019 when Air Canada was flying 5 daily flights, Porter was flying 3 flights daily Sunday to Friday and one on Saturday, and Bearskin was flying 5 flights daily Monday and Friday, 6 daily flights Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 on Thursday, 0 on Saturday, and 2 on Sunday.