YYG Charlottetown Airport Reports Record Year for Passenger Travel

Charlottetown, PE – The Charlottetown Airport Authority released 2023 passenger numbers today, which show a record year of air travel at YYG Charlottetown Airport, surpassing the 400,000-mark for the first time ever. Over the past 12 months, 402,686 passengers travelled through the airport with more airlines than ever before. This represents an increase of 18% over 2022, and 5% over 2019, the previous record year.

“These numbers are only possible with the support of our airline partners as well as our many airport and community stakeholders,” says Charlottetown Airport Authority CEO, Doug Newson. “We are extremely grateful to be reporting this achievement and in addition to our airline partners and stakeholders, we also want to acknowledge and thank the many travellers that continue to choose YYG as their preferred airport.”

2023 Highlights:

  • Record five airlines operating to seven destinations.
  • Welcomed a new airline partner, Porter, offering non-stop service to Ottawa on a year-round basis.
  • Increased off-season seat capacity as Air Canada operates Rouge aircraft for the first time ever in the winter months.
  • Completed the first phase of a multi-year air terminal building expansion project with the opening of the “The Dock”, an outdoor boarding lounge.
  • In partnership with L’nuey, unveiled a new Indigenous welcome piece in the arrivals area.
  • Achieved Level 3 Airport Carbon Accreditation.
  • Installed ten ChargePoint Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations in short-term parking lot.

Looking ahead, the Airport Authority is optimistic that 2024 has the potential to be another strong year for passenger movements. Lynx Air recently announced it would be launching 3x weekly service to Toronto/Calgary on May 30th and Flair will be increasing capacity on both its Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo routes this summer. Final schedule plans for all YYG airline partners should be announced in the coming weeks.

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About the Airport Authority

Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc. assumed operational and financial responsibility for the Charlottetown Airport on March 1, 1999. The Board of Directors now oversee the affairs of the airport with a mission to provide a convenient, modern, and sustainable airport that connects people and drives economic growth in Prince Edward Island. In 2023, more than 402,000 passengers travelled through the airport, generating more than $100-million in total economic activity in Prince Edward Island. 


Doug Newson, CEO

Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc.

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