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New International Airport Terminal opens in Fort McMurray June 9

Canada’s fastest growing community has opened the doors of a new Air Terminal Building. It is five times the size of the current building and features all of the amenities of a modern terminal, including:

• Fifteen brand name retail and food/beverage outlets including two full-service restaurants (Earls and Famoso Pizzeria), plus Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Jugo Juice, Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken, Burger King, and Subway. Chocolates & Candlelight will offer treats and gifts alongside Nicholby’s convenience store, a Duty Free outlet, and a Best Buy machine.

• Over 2,200 parking stalls with power.

• 4 aircraft bridges and 8 aircraft parking stands.

• Public art featuring original works by David Robinson, Lucas Seaward and Liz Ingram.

• New commercial and light industrial developable land available on-airport on 1,267 acres.

• A 4-star hotel opening in 2016 with restaurant/bar, meeting rooms, gym/pool, business centre and heated underground parking, connected to the ATB via a climate-controlled pedway.

• The old terminal was built to handle 250,000 passengers, but in 2013 the Fort McMurray Airport (YMM) handled nearly 1.2 million passengers. The new terminal is designed for 1.5 million. The terminal is 15,000 sq. meters in size, or equivalent to 2.5 Canadian football fields. The terminal costs $258 Million.

A grand opening gala event featuring Colonel Chris Hadfield as Master of Ceremonies and the Canadian rock band Bachman + Turner was held in the new Air Terminal Building on May 31, 2014.

The Fort McMurray Airport (YMM) is Canada’s sixteenth busiest airport and the fastest growing airport in the country. It generates an estimated $363 million a year in economic activity for Canada’s fastest growing Regional Municipality, Wood Buffalo, strategically located in the heart of Canada’s Oil Sands.

Fort McMurray Airport Authority