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The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) sets an all time record for passenger traffic in 2012

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The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) sets an all time record for passenger traffic in 2012 Region of Waterloo International Airport

The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) is proud to announce 2012 was a record year for passenger traffic.  A total of 120,828 passengers travelled through the air terminal building which was a 19.5 per cent increase over 2011. 

“Passengers love this airport and we want to thank everyone who made the choice to support American, Bearskin, Sunwing and WestJet out of Waterloo Region,” said Chris Wood, Airport General Manger at the Region of Waterloo International Airport.  “The passenger numbers are impressive, and our airline partners continue to see strong advanced bookings from Waterloo Region.  We are confident that in 2013 our passenger numbers will be even better than 2012.”  

Passengers can travel non-stop daily to Calgary, Chicago and Ottawa with one-stop service available to over 250 destinations in over 40 countries.  In addition, Sunwing Airlines provides seasonal winter weekly service to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. 

Airports are measured in two ways; total passengers and aircraft movements (a landing or a takeoff.)  In addition to our record breaking passenger numbers, the airport also recorded 103,326 aircraft movements, which is an increase of 6.7 per cent over last year, and the best year in 10 years. 

The Region of Waterloo International Airport is easy to navigate with: complimentary baggage carts, free high-speed wireless internet; charging stations; licensed sit down departure lounge café, operated by Edelweiss (Valid boarding pass required); National, AVIS and Hertz car rentals available on-site and $6.00 per day parking.  No traffic jams or lost vehicles, just convenient, fast and friendly air service. 


The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) is a full service modern facility which supports commercial, corporate and general aviation and is owned and operated by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Daily scheduled air service is provided by: American Eagle Airlines offering twice daily non-stop service to Chicago with connections to over 240 destinations in 40 countries; WestJet, offering daily non-stop flights to Calgary with connections to other great Canadian cities; and Bearskin Airlines, offering multiple daily flights to Ottawa; and Sunwing Airlines providing weekly direct service to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from January through mid-March. For more information visit www.waterlooairport.ca or call, toll free at 1-866-648-2256 or contact your travel agent. 

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