Taking Off: Factors Impacting Thunder Bay's Air Traffic
January 30, 2018 | Curtis McKnight
As communities in Northern Ontario experience various economic, social and demographic shifts, busy airports like the Thunder Bay International Airport (TBIA) must also experience shifts in air traffic patterns. Or do they? To answer this question, this study examines three factors that are thought to have had an impact on air travel in and out of the TBIA over the past two decades: gold prices, population demographics and post-secondary enrolment. Taking a quantitative approach, this commentary identifies a number of key findings that reveal notable relationships between these three indicators and total Thunder Bay air traffic.
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- January 30, 2018 - TB News Hour (video) - Sharing the Wealth
- January 31, 2018 - Ontario News North - Demographics and Gold Prices Play Role in Thunder Bay Air Traffic
- February 21, 2018 - Fort Frances Times - Demographics, gold prices affect air traffic
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