After a short downturn, traffic is picking up at southern Saskatchewan’s main airport.
Regina International experienced a third straight month of growth, an encouraging number considering the 3.5% decrease in traffic experienced in 2017.
President and C.E.O James Bogusz says airport traffic stats are usually strong reflectors of the state of the local economy.
If that’s the case, business in the Saskatchewan capital is on the rise.
“It is amazing, on a per passenger spend, the impact that it has here locally,” said Bogusz.
“That can be through tourism, but it can also be just through visiting family, or having people. Renting a car, they spend money in our restaurants, it’s a huge ripple effect.”
Bogusz notes it is important to collaborate with development groups and local government and ensured he’ll be doing exactly that to ensure growth and position Regina as a world class city with equally strong air service.