Phillip provided a PowerPoint presentation
10th busiest airport in Canada – recently overtook Victoria
Growth in all sectors – intl, transborder and domestic
YTD up 3.42% second in growth behind Hamiliton
Starting to see the business travel accelerate
Reviewed five year growth by Air Canada, WestJet and Alaska.
Discussion on retaining the Alaska Air travel being a key priority as negative growth in transborder flights.
Focus with Air Canada work toward establishing a direct flight to Montreal.
Airport Manager discussed the modelling being used to market to the airlines.
Responded to questions from the Committee.
Decrease of capacity of approx. 8% in the quarter due to the 737 MAX being grounded.
New flights from Calgary that connect with Europe that connect well with Kelowna.
Airport Director spoke to the ultra low cost carriers and the impact on the local market.
Staff provided an overview of Swoop and Flair airline expansions.
Meeting adjourned at 10:33 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 10:52 a.m.