There was a time when people said the Moncton airport would not amount to much. But a few folks got busy. They took on some risk (i.e. debt) they did a few novel things (i.e. departure fees).
And, I think, the results speak for themselves. Aircraft movements at the Greater Moncton International Airport are up almost 22% in March 2006 compared to March 2005. Only five airports in Canada have seen faster growth in aircraft movements – and you guessed it – none east of Toronto.
Just think. If we had the same leadership on the New Brunswick economic development file as we had on that airport. I know it’s a scale issue but one can’t help but wish…..