Edmonton International Airport (YEG/CYEG)

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Edmonton’s new terminal extension is critical to meet expanding needs for the airport's future demands – Alberta sits on the world’s second-largest oil reserves after Saudi!

The new NAV Canada control tower complex will include restaurants and retail, providing a unique high rise airport experience, and a wonderful place to relax and shop before flying. Meanwhile travellers arriving using the temporary Terminal Express have their walk brightened by the winners of the envisionEdmonton public photo contest including this study (and first-place winner) by Jim Maloney.

Marketing and other support

Edmonton would support any new route to the airport with a one to three year incentive scheme to reduce airline operating and start up costs. Based on the individual merits of the proposed route growth, the airport may offer additional backing through marketing support.

In addition, the airport has a host of other marketing initiatives – consumer magazine, e-mail database, website banners etc – all which would be used to promote any new service.

Edmonton – a 1m city – all the economic indicators suggest it’s the best place to invest in Canada, little wonder it supports West Edmonton Mall – the biggest North American retail and entertainment centre.

Catchment Area

Edmonton has a 1 million population – the same as Calgary and growing – with a catchment extending to over 2 million. The Alberta economy has exceeded average Canadian growth in eight of the past 10 years, little wonder why this prosperous city is home to the biggest North American retail and entertainment centre – the West Edmonton Mall has 800 stores 28 million visitors!

175 billion barrels of oil – but while oil has remained the driving force, other industries have also benefited from the growth developing a momentum of their own - Edmonton’s catchment market represents almost $180 billion in infrastructure projects, including the Port Alberta multi modal gateway for cargo transportation combining air, rail, and road transportation at a single point.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Edmonton is the service and supply hub for Alberta’s energy sector industry. While oil has remained the driving force of the economic expansion, other industries have also benefited from the growth. Future growth within all sectors will continue to strengthen with the development of eight future upgraders in the Edmonton area, the continued growth of Nisku Industrial Park and the re-emergence of the mining sector in Northern Alberta and British Columbia. Edmonton’s catchment market strength represents almost $180 billion in infrastructure and related industry projects.

Current growth industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Instrumentation and control systems
  • Misc. energy sector supply material
  • Edmonton International is the largest airport with available land development, with over 3,000 acres for cargo development.
  • Phase I Port Alberta 250 acres, Phase II 1400 acres
  • New multi tenant cargo facilities opening Fall 2010
  • EIA is North America’s most northern major airport at the intersection of existing global air routes. Canada’s gateway to the “True North”
  • Naturally situated as the entry point to Alberta’s energy sector regions.
  • 24/7 unrestricted operation with no curfews.
  • Congestion free, and unrestricted air traffic control.
  • Three dedicated cargo aprons.
  • Canada’s fifth busiest airport with annual passengers of 6.09 million, one of the fastest growing airports in the world. Top Canadian growth 8 out of 10 years
  • NO Provincial sales tax, capital tax or payroll tax.
  • Experienced, knowledgeable and forward looking management and staff.

Emerging Sectors:

  • Perishable goods
  • Agri-Value Commodities
  • Biotechnology & pharmaceuticals
  • Electronics

Under Served Freight Opportunities

  • Major Export Markets:
    • There is a requirement for main deck freighter service from Western Canada to Central Asia, Middle East and South America.
  • Major Import Markets:
    • Asia, Central Europe and USA.

Port Alberta – Cargo at a Single Point

Port Alberta is staged to become the new gateway for cargo transportation combining air, rail, and road transportation infrastructure at a single point.

Edmonton International Airport is the ideal location for such an enterprise. Located at the heart of one of the most vibrant economies in the world, Edmonton International is Canada’s fastest growing (by passenger) and largest (by area) major airport in Canada. Edmonton International has access to enough developable land and is strategically located at the crossroads of major air, surface, rail and shipping transportation routes including the Port of Prince Rupert and the Port of Vancouver.

Edmonton International Airport is working cooperatively with tourism partners to increase awareness and highlight Jasper as the newest ski offering in the Canadian Rockies

Geography and Info

  • Canada’s most northerly 24-hour international airport and the fifth busiest n Canada in terms of passengers. In 2009, 6.09 million passengers used the airport.
    • Conveniently situated adjacent to the major highway linking Edmonton and Calgary; near the Yellowhead TransCanada Highway which connects Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver; and near Via Rail’s Transcontinental “Canadian” route.
    • The current runways are large enough to accommodate an immediate 200% growth in air traffic movements.

Behind the scenes at the annual Edmonton Fashion Week – not all dynamic economic development is oil-driven. To cope with an expected increase in demand the 2012 airport expansion plans provide for a near doubling of capacity from from 17 to 30 gates.

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Terminals – One terminal operation – most recent expansion only 2006, further current expansion to be completed in 2012
  • Runways:
    • 02/20 – 11000×200 asphalt code 4E/P (20 – 4ENP), RVR 1200 (1/4 mile)
    • 12/30 – 10200×200 asphalt code 4E/P, RVR 1200 (1/4 mile)
  • Fire & Rescue: RFF Cat 8
  • Bridges: 17 operational bridges presently.
  • Stands: 28 remote parking positions and 13 ground load positions.
  • Checkin: 93 counters – 28 of which are dedicated to transborder.
  • Hangers: 2 Fixed Base Operators
  • Ground Handling – Four companies on site
  • Noise Restrictions: None
  • US Preclearance: 04:30-19:00
  • US Quick Connect: 07:00-19:00
  • Hours of Operation: Airport is open 24/7

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

Edmonton International Airport

Expansion 2012 is critical to EIA’s ongoing success as a hub for north western Canada.

Expansion 2012

Expansion 2012 is critical to EIA’s ongoing success as a hub for Northwestern Canada. When the expansion is completed in late 2012, it will improve the overall passenger experience by being able to accommodate new gates (boosting the number to 30, from the current 17); a new NAV Canada control tower complex which will include expanded restaurants, retail and office space; an integrated baggage room to allow baggage drop-off at any designated locations across the terminal; a new passenger concourse; and expanded parking.

In 2009, Terminal Express opened which allowed the bulk of Expansion 2012 to proceed. A temporary structure with six bridges, Terminal Express is ensuring that EIA remains open for business while we build, which means we don’t have to stop expanding our air service options while we wait for 2012′s new capacity.