Facts & Figures

In 1996 TradePort International Corporation (Hamilton International Airport Limited) entered into a 40-year lease agreement with the City of Hamilton to be the sole operator and manager of Hamilton International Airport

TradePort is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vantage Airport Group, an industry-leading investor and developer, which manages a network of ten airports on two continents.

About Hamilton International’s Passenger Business:

  • 955,373 passengers flying to and from Hamilton International in 2019
  • Partner airlines include: Air Transat, Sunwing, Swoop and WestJet
  • Over 90% of passengers reported a positive Airport experience

About Hamilton International’s Cargo Business:

  • 532,235,000 kg in total landed cargo aircraft billable weight in 2019
  • Cargo partners include: Cargojet, Purolator, UPS, DHL, Canada Post
  • Home to one of Canada’s largest domestic cargo freighter distribution network
  • 1-day trucking catchment in excess of 150 million consumers

About Hamilton International’s Economic Impact to the Region

  • Since 1996, TradePort and its partners have invested over $224.2M to date and generated:
    • Nearly 3,500 total jobs through Airport activity
    • Over $1.2B in total economic output
    • Value added GDP of $386M

Airport Investment Summary From Privatization in 1996 to 2017

  • TradePort Investment – $104 million
  • Tenant Investment – $100.5 million
  • Government & Agency Investment – $12.6 million
  • Total Investments – $217.2 million
  • Property Taxes Gained – $18 million
  • Direct Operating Deficit Eliminated – $11 million
  • Other City Absorbed Costs Eliminated – $11 million
  • Revenue Sharing since 2006 – $3.2 million
  • Total Financial Benefit to the End of 2017 – $260.3 million