YEG sees passenger numbers double between 2021 and 2022 – Edmonton | PKBNEWS

There was a sharp increase in passenger numbers at Edmonton International Airport (YEG) last year compared to 2021.

A preliminary report shows that in 2022, more than 5.8 million passengers arrived or departed from the airport, compared to nearly 2.8 million in 2021.

Despite the big increase, it’s not quite up to the record 8.1 million passengers reported in 2019.

The category with the biggest increase was flights between the United States and Canada – these figures increased by 775%. Fewer than 50,000 passengers traveled between the two countries via YEG in 2021, while in 2022 nearly 430,000 did so.

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International flights are also on the rise, with almost 275,000 passengers arriving or departing from the airport in 2022, an increase of more than 350%.

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Domestic flights saw a relatively modest doubling between the two years, with 2.2 million flights in 2021 and 4.7 million in 2022.

All of this happened, of course, as border restrictions and travel mandates gradually eased throughout 2022. Additionally, international flights via YEG have only been allowed in the past five month of 2021, which explains the jump.

New flights coming to YEG this year include a nonstop flight to Frankfurt, Germany, operated by Condor, and a new Toronto-Edmonton route through Porter Airlines.

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