Passenger volumes continue to decline at Victoria International

Victoria International Airport. Photo © by Victoria International Airport Authority.

For the third month in a row and compounding what could become the third year in a row of declining passenger volumes at Victoria International Airport, May 2011’s passenger statistics released by the Victoria Airport Authority show a 1.4 per-cent decline over 2010.

Year-to-date, passenger volumes are down by 2.1 per-cent with 592,723 passengers having walked through airport gates.

Victoria International had negative growth in both 2008 and 2009 after a record year in 2008 with nearly 1.54-million passengers.  Declining passenger volumes are believed to be attributed to competition from more competitive markets in Vancouver and Seattle usurping travelers, and the economic slow-down.

Meanwhile Vancouver International (YVR) and Sea-Tac International (SEA) airports are reporting positive growth in 2011 through the month of April (the most recent publicly accessible statistics). VV

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patrick venton

Nov 13, 2013 at 10:57 am

paying attention in the critical , takeoff and landing , is the only reason. you hit the nail square. Best analysis yet,Mike !


Nov 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

Quote: Alaska Airlines/Horizon will now allow all passengers on Horizon flights to use mobile devices from gate-to-gate.

I always wondered whether electronic devices/mobile devices caused issues for the flight crew or kept passengers from paying attention during critical moments of a flight.

I'm not sure there is much a passenger can do to save themselves or others if there is a problem at takeoff or landing, it's gonna kinda be luck or luck of your seat selection that might save ya from death.


Nov 15, 2013 at 11:41 am

Quote: When will those of us travelling from residences get a real alternative to a $60+ cab ride or $15 per day airport parking? In many other cities, there are door-to-door shuttles, or some kind of express public transit (bus or LRT).

The contract stipulates that shuttle buses may only pick up travellers from hotels; the airport has contract with taxi companies, too, residential pick-ups are reserved to them.

If you want to get a shuttle ride from a residence, the dispatcher will let you know that you may be picked up from a nearby hotel parking lot, or drive way. There are about 500 locations where shuttle bus picks up travellers....


Nov 15, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Welcome to vibrantvictoria 789.


Nov 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Why is 6 afraid of 7?

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