Tonnage growth of 4.1% at Halifax Stanfield in 2016

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Halifax Stanfield International Airport saw cargo growth of 4.1 per cent in 2016 compared to 2015.

The Canadian gateway handled 33,329 tonnes and says much of that freight was Nova Scotian lobster

It estimates $187 million (Canadian dollars) of seafood and lobster exports were shipped from Halifax Stanfield in 2016 up approximately $40 million from 2015.

As demand for lobster and seafood continues to grow, especially to Asia, the airport says ot is poised for continuing growth in seafood exports.

Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) vice president, and business development and chief commercial officer, Bert van der Stege says: “In 2017, we will remain committed to growth and development of air services.

“We will focus on participating with airlines, industry and tourism agencies; pursuing new market opportunities in Europe, Asia and the United States; and promoting our advantages as Atlantic Canada’s air gateway.”