Record year for Edmonton International Airport

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EIA experiences it's best year ever

2018 was a banner year for the Edmonton International Airport(EIA), the best they'd ever seen.

There were over 8.2 million travelers who passed through the airport gates which was a 5.8% increase from the previous year.

A big reason for the increased traffic is the addition a new domestic and international flights to the EIA, along with upgrades to passenger screening areas.

That area also saw an increase in commercial development thanks to the opening of the Premium Outlet Collection Mall, along with the new Costco and the new Aurora Cannabis production facility.

The Edmonton airport is currently the fifth busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic in Canada.  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

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