Edmonton International Airport, despite Alberta’s rather weak economy, has seen tremendous growth in air cargo traffic. Parallel to air cargo traffic, the airport has seen an increase in the number of flights, which is good for the regional economy despite the overall downturn.
Passenger traffic declined slightly in 2015, but the number of air cargo flights and air cargo traffic last year maintained their recent growth. Impressively, the total number of air cargo charters in 2016 is already up compared to last year’s total number of air cargo charters from the airport.
The increase in air cargo charters is particularly interesting because such flights are usually project-specific, and they involve separate aircraft to meet the most urgent delivery schedules imaginable. Charter air cargo, a service we specialize in at Air Freight Services, has grown in Edmonton in part as a result of recent upgrades and expansions of air cargo at the airport.