There was a big jump in passenger numbers at Edmonton International Airport (YEG) last year compared with 2021.
A preliminary report shows that in 2022, more than 5.8 million passengers arrived at or departed from the airport, up from nearly 2.8 million in 2021.
Despite the big increase, it’s not quite up to the record-setting 8.1 million passengers reported in 2019.
The category with the largest increase was flights between the U.S. and Canada — those numbers are up 775 per cent. Fewer than 50,000 passengers travelled between the two countries through YEG in 2021, while in 2022 almost 430,000 did.
International flights are also up, with nearly 275,000 passengers arriving or departing from the airport in 2022, an increase of more than 350 per cent.