Centerlines - June 2013 - (Page 11)

CANADIAN AIRPORTS centerlines Airports Council International – North America 1615 L Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 293-8500 ACI-NA 2012–2013 Executive Committee A Look at Canada’s Aviation Opportunity T he Canadian Airports Council recently completed its first economic impact study in over a decade and the numbers speak for themselves – Canada’s aviation industry has a massive impact on the Canadian economy to the tune of a $C34.9 billion footprint in 2012, supporting 405,000 jobs, personal income of $C17.4 billion and generating $C7.4 billion in taxes. Canada’s air transportation system was used by more than 120 million passengers in 2012, an increase of 3.6 percent over 2011. While Canada’s share of worldwide passenger traffic is fairly small, with such a geographically large country Canadians must rely on air transport more than residents of most other countries. The report describes how Canada’s air transportation is becoming increasingly important in trade and tourism with non-U.S. markets. Growth in “overseas” (non-U.S. international) traffic has been particularly strong in the last decade, averaging 4.9 per cent growth per year. The number of overseas cities served by Canadian airports has increased by more than 30 percent in the last eight years, while service to the U.S. also has continued to improve. The United States continues to be Canada’s biggest single travel partner as 24 million passengers – 20 percent of all passengers – flew between our two countries. Twenty-one percent of the 1.5 million tons of Canadian air cargo was between Canada and the U.S., representing almost $C28 billion in trade across the Canada-U.S. border (in 2011). The report highlights how important airports are to the communities they serve. Airports are vital links that enhance the quality of life for Canadians living in northern and remote areas. As airports continue to grow, so too do jobs and trade. Airports represent more than hubs for travel. They help keep businesses and people moving, and also help keep our people and communities connected. All this means that Canadian communities of all sizes and regions are better connected through Canada’s aviation network to opportunities for trade and tourism around the world. After all, everyone benefits when more people flying to, from, through and within Canada. DANIEL-ROBERT GOOCH PRESIDENT CANADIAN AIRPORTS COUNCIL A UNIT OF ACI-NA David N. Edwards, Jr., Chairman Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Mark M. Reis, First Vice Chairman Seattle-Tacoma International Airport James C. Cherry, Second Vice Chairman Aéroports de Montréal Maureen Riley, Secretary-Treasurer Salt Lake City International Airport Thella F. Bowens, Immediate Past Chair San Diego County International Airport Greg Principato ACI-NA President 2012–2013 Board of Directors Robert M. Ball Southwest Florida International Airport John L. Martin San Francisco International Airport Lew Bleiweis Asheville Regional Airport Mario Rodriguez Long Beach Airport Howard Eng Toronto Pearson International Airport Sam Samaddar Kelowna International Airport Deborah Ale Flint Oakland International Airport Marsha A. Stone Indianapolis International Airport John Gibson Prince George Airport Paul J. Wiedefeld Baltimore/Washington International Airport Tom Ruth Mario Christopher Diaz Halifax International Houston Airport System Airport Sunil Harman Tallahassee Regional Airport Gregory B. Kelly Savannah/Hilton Head Airport Joseph W. Lopano Tampa International Airport Herbert H. Hilliard Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Kitty P. Freidheim Freidheim Consulting 2013 World Business Partners/ Associates Board of Directors Kevin Dolliole Chair Unison Consulting David Y. Bannard Vice Chair Foley & Lardner The Economic Impact of the Air Transportation Industry in Canada Mary B. Jordan Vancouver Airport Authority Kitty P. Freidheim Immediate Past Chair Freidheim Consulting Thella F. Bowens ACI-NA Board Liaison San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Michael J. Devoy RW Armstrong David J. Full Reynolds, Smith and Hills Lynn Gordon  Arconas David A. Kipp Ross and Baruzzini Lynn Leibowitz Leibowitz & Horton AMC Lorena de Rodriguez SSI Arnold I. Rosenberg Parsons Brinckerhoff  Robert Stanton Delaware North Companies Keith Thompson Gensler Loy Warren Kimley-Horn and Associates | CENTERLINES 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Centerlines - June 2013

President's Message
Canadian Airports
Associates' Corner
Policy Corner
The Control Tower
On the Hill and on the Stump
Cover Story: Privatization
Customer Service: Partners in a Better Passenger Experience
Marketing Perfecting-And Protecting-Your Brand
Now Underway
Grand Openings
New Members
Index of Advertisers/
Box Scores

Centerlines - June 2013