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3.4.4

Support the growth of aviation-related activities at the Region of Waterloo International Airport, and investigate the potential for further expansion of the Airport.  

greenstatusFinal update (September 2014)
Regional staff have developed airport marketing strategies to increase use of the existing services provided by the Airlines and businesses at the airport as well as attract new Airlines and businesses.  American Airlines started their new non-stop service to Chicago in June 2012.  The development of a new Airport Master Plan is well underway and is estimated to be completed by early 2015.

Passenger traffic at the Region of Waterloo International Airport continues to grow with August 2014 being the busiest month on record.  14,196 passengers made the choice to “fly from home”.  Year to date passenger numbers thru August have also increased by 8.3 percent with 97,332 passengers travelling through the Region of Waterloo International Airport. Loads on American Airlines, Westjet and Nolinor have grown significantly, and the number of passengers travelling through the air terminal building is projected to reach 145,000 by the end of 2014.

Earlier this year the Region of Waterloo International Airport was ranked the 16th busiest Airport in Canada according to Statistics Canada Annual Aircraft Movement Statistics Report for 2013. Daily scheduled air service with connections to over 250 destinations in 40 countries from the Region of Waterloo International Airport is provided by: American Airlines offering twice daily non-stop service to Chicago; WestJet, offering daily non-stop service to Calgary; and Sunwing Airlines offering weekly direct service to Cancun, Mexico from December through mid-March.

Progress Update (September 2013)

Staff is continuing to develop airport marketing strategies to increase use of the existing services provided by the airlines and businesses as the airport as well as attract new airlines and businesses. American Airlines started their new non-stop service to Chicago on June 14, 2012. The development of a new Airport Master Plan is well underway and is estimated to be completed by mid 2014.

Progress Update (January 2013)

Staff continues to develop airport marketing strategies to increase use of existing services provided by airlines and businesses at the airport as well as attract new airlines and businesses. 

American Airlines started their new non-stop service to Chicago on June 14, 2012.  The development of a new Airport Master Plan is scheduled to start in fall 2012 and will be completed over a two to three year period. 

Progress Indicators

  • Additional Air-Lines and businesses located at the airport

Related Links

 

greenindicator   Strong progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (PDF)
yellowindicator   Moderate progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (RTF)
redindicator   Progress needed   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (Flash)