Passenger traffic soars to new heights

London International Airport had a record-breaking year.

LONDON, ON - Today, London International Airport announces final passenger numbers for 2019, marking another year of growth. A record-breaking 683,155 passengers travelled through London International Airport last year, which is a 27% increase over 2018. This growth made London the second fastest growing airport in Canada in 2019.

The growth in passengers was experienced by all of the airlines in London but was led by the introduction of Swoop in 2019. Swoop is London's first ultra-low cost carrier and they began servicing non-stop flights to seven destinations in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. WestJet and Air Canada also increased their service in 2019, as did Sunwing and Air Transat. More seasonal destinations were introduced such as Puerto Plata, Cayo Santa Maria, and Las Vegas, contributing to a record year for London International.

"With the significant additions of non-stop service in 2019, we were able to provide more passengers than ever before with the 'Easy and Comfortable' travel experience" says Mike Seabrook, President and CEO of London International. "Passengers in the Southwestern Ontario region are becoming more aware of the benefits of flying from London International, and the success of the new flights affirms the demand for more destinations. We are looking forward to another record breaking year in 2020 as we prepare to welcome more passengers and air service".

As of January 2020, London International offers air service from Air Canada, WestJet, Swoop, Sunwing and Air Transat to more than 15 destinations.