NAV CANADA: Air Traffic Doubled in MAY

Plane take off airplaneOn 16JUN, NAV CANADA released its traffic figures for the month of MAY 2022, and not surprisingly, the aviation not-for-profit organization’s numbers show that air travel in Canada is on the rise.

With one key hurdle to the resumption of cross-border air travel – pre-entry testing –  dropped in APR, MAY, 2022 saw a 117 per cent increase in traffic over the same month in 2021.

However, air traffic still hasn’t recovered to pre-pandemic levels. NAV CANADA’s numbers indicate air traffic in Canada this MAY was nearly 15 per cent lower than MAY 2019.

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Whether the size of that 15 per cent gap seems surprisingly low – or high- NAV CANADA’s data demonstrates a clear direction towards industry recovery. Canada’s airlines are still banking on a busy summer of travel to continue the momentum

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