February 5, 2019
Charlo, NB – 2018 was a positive year at the Charlo Regional Airport with overall traffic
increases seen in many areas including the critical air ambulance services and our main
scheduled airline partner PAL Airlines. Overall 2,112 passengers travelled through the
Charlo Regional Airport with PAL Airlines, an impressive increase of 23% over 2017. In
addition, a record 158 air ambulances, 5% more than last year, used the Charlo
Regional Airport to transfer patients to hospitals in New Brunswick and other provinces.

“We are pleased to see PAL Airlines flourishing and other partners such as air
ambulance services and Forest Protection Limited increasing their use of the Charlo
Regional Airport”, states Stéphanie Clark, Chief Executive Officer. “We do need the
community’s support to continue to grow PAL Airlines services to Halifax, and
Newfoundland and Labrador, and build the case for expanded air services in the future.”

Overall traffic movements remained flat in 2018. This was due in part to the slight
decrease with the summer corporate and tourism charter services, and the slowdown
from PAL Airlines in the Spring caused by labour unrest in Labrador. 2019 is looking
positive and with many new initiatives planned that will include the development of a
long-term strategy for the Charlo Regional Airport Authority, working closely with PAL
Airlines to grow their services, and pursuing other strategic business opportunities to
meet the needs of our region.

The Charlo Regional Airport Authority is pleased to be working closely with our regional
stakeholders and as a key partner in our community’s economic and tourism